History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America
Author: Teresa A. Meade
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN 10: 1118772482
ISBN 13: 9781118772485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identityï¿1⁄2 Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2017-08
ISBN 10: 0520289021
ISBN 13: 9780520289024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

"Revised and expanded third edition"--Cover.

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff
Publsiher: Lawrence Clayton
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780534621582
ISBN 13: 0534621589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America
Author: Diego Armus
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2003-03-05
ISBN 10: 0822384345
ISBN 13: 9780822384342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A. Wood
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780842050616
ISBN 13: 0842050612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems in Modern Latin American History Book Review:

This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular _problem_ in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative _problems_ approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America
Author: Teresa A. Meade
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 1444358111
ISBN 13: 9781444358117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until today. Illustrates and analyzes the major and minor events that shape history, the triumphs and defeats, and the everyday lives of people of varied classes and racial and ethnic backgrounds Intersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people Emphasizes gender's role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity Student and instructor resources available at http://minerva.union.edu/meadet/modernlatinamerica/index.html [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen,John Charles Chasteen,Joseph S. Tulchin
Publsiher: Scholarly Resources, Incorporated
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173001137311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: James A. Wood,Anna Rose Alexander
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 1538109077
ISBN 13: 9781538109076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems in Modern Latin American History Book Review:

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 sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter H. Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780195129953
ISBN 13: 0195129954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Latin America Book Review:

"The leading survey in its field, this lively interpretive history has been brought up to date in all areas, especially in its treatment of recent developments in Central America. The new edition also features a completely new chapter on the Caribbean. As before, the authors illustrate such central themes as European-Indian and European-African interaction, large-scale immigration in the late 19th and 20th centuries, populist political leadership, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the region, examining the influence of economic forces and social tensions on political conflict in each case and discussing recent economic developments in clear, jargon-free language. Lucidly written and enhanced by insights from social science, Modern Latin America remains the preeminent treatment of this vitally important subject."--Pub. desc.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
Author: Thomas Thomas E.,Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter Peter H.,Peter H. Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 449
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054422335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

Women and Gender in Modern Latin America
Author: Pamela S Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780415894548
ISBN 13: 0415894549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in Modern Latin America Book Review:

"A collection of documents that illuminate women's roles in modern Latin American history, including current writing by scholars in the field, and primary sources such as interviews, speeches, testimony, government documents, and private correspondence, with introductions by the editor. Topics covered include feminism; labor and economics; revolution; and sex, marriage, and motherhood"--

A Living Past

A Living Past
Author: John Soluri,Claudia Leal,José Augusto Pádua
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN 10: 1785333917
ISBN 13: 9781785333910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Living Past Book Review:

Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture
Author: John King
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2004-04
ISBN 10: 9780521636513
ISBN 13: 0521636515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1993-11-11
ISBN 10: 1349134368
ISBN 13: 9781349134366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America
Author: Nancy P. Appelbaum,Anne S. Macpherson,Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780807854419
ISBN 13: 0807854417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Nation in Modern Latin America Book Review:

Based on cutting-edge research, these 12 essays examine connections between race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-independence era. They reveal how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time and across the region's political landscapes.

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture
Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317449290
ISBN 13: 9781317449294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture Book Review:

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of cultural hybridity to show how the people of Latin America have participated in the making of their own history. The selections from an interdisciplinary group of scholars range widely across the geographic spectrum of the Latin American world and forms of cultural production. Exploring the means and meanings of cultural production, the essays illustrate the myriad ways in which cultural output illuminates political and social themes in Latin American history. From religion to food, from political resistance to artistic representation, this handbook showcases the work of scholars from the forefront of Latin American cultural history, creating an essential reference volume for any scholar of modern Latin America.

Latin America 1800 2000

Latin America  1800 2000
Author: Will Fowler
Publsiher: Hodder Education
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780340763506
ISBN 13: 0340763507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin America 1800 2000 Book Review:

This book provides a continental-based historical narrative that stresses the common themes between countries from Central America to the Southern Cone, while at the same time highlighting their specific national contexts. Like other books in the series, it addresses the specific needs of students in foreign language courses.

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America
Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Miguez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 1461665787
ISBN 13: 9781461665786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America Book Review:

It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, and that a great many of them went to the United States. What is not well known, particularly in the United States, is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, and that they significantly influenced the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Individuals have migrated to Latin America since the beginning of the Conquest more than 500 years ago, but by far the largest number, 10 million, migrated from 1870 to 1930. This incredible influx was also concentrated in terms of the origins and destinations of the individuals: three-quarters came from the Iberian peninsula and Italy, while 91 percent relocated to just three countries-Argentina (50 percent), Brazil (36 percent), and Uruguay (5 percent). Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen of the leading scholars of the new methodologically and theoretically innovative Latin American migration history that has emerged during the past 20 years. Although the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870 to 1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. They link the mass migrations at the turn of the past century to older migratory traditions and existing social networks, some of which had their roots in the colonial period. The editors begin each section of the book with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse into the complex process of migration and how it played out in various situations. This text will help readers understand that Latin America is more than a "traditional society," composed of the descendants of the Conquistadors and Native Americans. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth c

Sources for Latin America in the Modern World

Sources for Latin America in the Modern World
Author: Virginia Garrard,Peter V. N. Henderson,Bryan McCann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780199340248
ISBN 13: 0199340242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources for Latin America in the Modern World Book Review:

Latin America in the Modern World is the first text to situate the history of Latin American into a wider, global narrative, and it does so without de-emphasizing the distinctive experiences of each of the Latin American countries. Focusing on five themes - state formation; the construction ofnational identity through popular culture and religion; economics and commodities; race, class, and gender; and the environment, and written by leading scholars, Latin America in the Modern World provides students today with an entry point into understanding this vital region. The authors emphasizethe distictive experiences of each of the Latin American countries. Instead of suggesting that all Latin American nations have an interchangeable heritage, the authors seek to clearly identify themes, topics, people and intellectual currents that help to knit the history of modern Latin America intoa coherent category of study. The book would not serve students well if it focused primarily on the history of the three largest countries (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina) to the neglect of others like the Central American and Andean nations. As a consequence, case studies from almost all of the countries are included at somepoint in the narrative when their history seems to illuminate a theme or idea particularly effectively. In this fashion, students will come to appreciate the great diversity of history and culture within the Latin American region, while simultaneously understanding how it fits into the streams andcurrents of world history and events more broadly.

Latin America in the Modern World

Latin America in the Modern World
Author: Virginia Garrard,Peter V. N. Henderson,Bryan McCann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 9780199340224
ISBN 13: 0199340226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin America in the Modern World Book Review:

Latin America in the Modern World covers all regions of Latin America and is the first text to situate modern Latin American history in a global context. While providing in-depth coverage of the history of the three largest Latin American countries - Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina - this textalso offers case studies from almost all of the countries and clearly identifies themes, topics, people, and intellectual currents that help to knit the history of modern Latin America into a coherent category of study.