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Problems in modern Latin American history : sources and interpretations

Author: James A Wood; Anna Rose Alexander
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
Series: Latin American silhouettes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats

Now in its fifth edition, this leading reader has been updated to make it even more relevant to the study of contemporary Latin America. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Problems in modern Latin American history
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
(DLC) 2018054324
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Wood; Anna Rose Alexander
ISBN: 9781538109069 1538109069 9781538109052 1538109050
OCLC Number: 1065543664
Description: viii, 339 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Fifth EditionChapter I: Legacies of Colonialism1. Worlds Collide in Tenochtitlan: Camila Townsend2. Assessing Indian Labor in Quito: Kris Lane3. Rethinking the Quilombo of Palmares: Stuart B. Schwartz4. A Priest Reports on Social Conditions in Mexico: Manuel Abad y Queipo5. The Myth of Completion: Matthew Restall6. Visual Source: Ordering the Colonized SpaceChapter II: Independence1. The Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy: Cort es of Cadiz2. War to the Death: Simon Bolivar3. The Vision of Father Morelos: Enrique Krause4. What Independence Meant for Women: Sarah C. Chambers5. Ode to Tropical Agriculture: Andres Bello6. Tropical Versailles: Kirsten SchultzChapter III: Slavery1. Africans in the American World: John Thornton2. A Cuban Slave's Testimony: Esteban Montejo3. A Day on a Coffee Plantation: Stanley J. Stein4. Africa's Botanical Legacy: Judith Carney and Richard Rosomoff5. Black Wet Nurses: Robert Edgar Conrad6. Abolitionism in Brazil: Joaquim Nabuco7. Visual Source: Homage to Princess IsabelChapter IV: Caudillos1. Caudillos as Scourge: Charles E. Chapman2. Caudillos as Profit Maximizers: Eric R. Wolf and Edward C. Hansen3. Caudillos as Protectors of the Indians: Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.4. Caudillos as Culture Heroes: Ariel de la Fuente5. The Ribbons and Rituals of Rosismo: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento6. Mexico in the Age of Caudillos: Frances Calderon de la Barca7. Visual Source: Contemporary Caudillos?Chapter V: Liberalism and the Catholic Church1. A New Generation of Liberals: Frank Safford2. Liberalism as Anticlericalism: Helen Delpar3. The Postcolonial Church: John Lynch4. Good Catholic Reading for Ladies: Carolina Cherniavsky Bozzolo5. Generational Warrior: Francisco Bilbao6. The Triumph of Reform: Justo SierraChapter VI: Race and Nation Building1. Neocolonial Ideologies: E. Bradford Burns2. Civilization versus Barbarism: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento3. Torn from the Nest: Clorinda Matto de Turner4. The Specter of Degeneration: Mart in S. Stabb5. Brazilianization: Aluisio Azevedo6. A Raceless Nation: Ada Ferrer7. Visual Source: BarbershopChapter VII: Nationalism1. Our America: Jose Mart i2. Education and the Mexican Revolution: Octavio Paz3. Mestizo Pride: Gilbert o Freyre4. Plan for the Realization of Bolivar's Supreme Dream: Augusto Sandino5. The Shark and the Sardines: Juan Jose Arevalo6. Carmen Miranda and Brasilidade: Darien J. DavisChapter VIII: Populism1. The Peronist Political Vision: Daniel James2. Dona Maria Remembers Peron: Maria Roldan3. The First Lady's Peronist Feminism: Eva Peron4. Father of the Poor? Robert M. Levine5. Cardenismo and Women's Organizing: Jocelyn Olcott6. Trujillo, the Benefactor: Lauren DerbyChapter IX: Social Revolution1. Essence of Guerrilla Warfare: Che Guevara2. Cuba's Revolutionary Literacy Campaign: Jonathan Kozol3. Chile's Revolution from Below: Peter Winn4. The Chilean Road to Socialism: Salvador Allende5. Christianity and Revolution: Margaret Randall6. Reflections on Life as a Colombian Revolutionary: Maria Eugenia Vasquez PerdomoChapter X: The Cold War1. Statements of U.S. Foreign Policy Doctrine: Presidents James Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry Truman2. The Lesser of Two Evils: David F. Schmitz3. The 1964 Scare Campaign: Margaret Power4. Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders: Church Committee5. A Search and Destroy Operation in El Salvador: Mark Danner6. The Beliefs behind the Policies: Lars SchoultzChapter XI: The Global Economy1. Neocolonial Economics: Celso Furt ado2. Neoliberalism and Its Prospects: Milton Friedman3. Global Neoliberalism: William I. Robinson4. "I Had Sacrificed My Life": Norma Iglesias Prieto5. Humanity against Neoliberalism: Subcomandante Marcos6. The New Left and the Global Economy: Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. RobertsChapter XII: Historical Memory1. Memory, Truth, and Justice: Elizabeth Jelin2. Opening Chile's Memory Box: Steve J. Stern3. Human Rights Violations Committed by Government Agents: Chilean National Commission on Truth and Reconciliation4. Testimony of Atrocity: Rigobert a Menchu5. Analysis of Rigoberta Menchu's Testimonial: David Stoll6. Memory of Silence: Guatemalan Commission for Historical Clarification7. Visual Source: Memory SitesChapter XIII: Nature and Protest1. The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: Angus Wright2. Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes3. Capitalism and Self-Destruction: Bert a Caceres4. Blood on Their Hands: Philippa de Boissiere and Sian Cowman5. Rights of Nature: Ecuadorian Constitution6. Lead Poisoning: Javier Auyero and Debora Alejandra Swistun7. Visual Source: "Let Us Wake Up, Humanity. We're Out of Time"About the Editors
Series Title: Latin American silhouettes.
Responsibility: edited by James A. Wood, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Anna Rose Alexander, California State University, East Bay.


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