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The Penguin history of Latin America

Author: Edwin Williamson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the history of Latin America, discussing political, social, economic, and cultural issues.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Williamson
ISBN: 0140125590 9780140125597
OCLC Number: 29998568
Description: viii, 631 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Discovery and conquest --
Indians and Iberians --
Spain in America --
The Spanish Indies --
Colonial Brazil --
Reform, crisis and independence --
The quest for order : conservatives and liberals in the nineteenth century --
'Civilization and barbarism' : literary and cultural developments I --
Nationalism and development : an overview --
Mexico : revolution and stability --
Brazil : order and progress --
Cuba : dependency, nationalism and revolution --
Argentina : the long decline --
Chile : democracy, revolution and dictatorship --
Identity and modernity : literary and cultural developments II
Responsibility: Edwin Williamson.

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Traces 500 years of history from the time of Columbus and the Spanish Conquest onwards. This title shows how the turbulent modernization which started in the eighteenth century continued into the  Read more...

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