Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 323 page
  • ISBN: 0842050604
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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.

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America


  • Release: 1992
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 449 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015054422335
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"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 this vastly important region. The new edition examines the implications of the end of the Cold War on U.S.-Latin American relations, such recent developments as international drug trafficking, and the ongoing trend away from authoritarian regimes towards civilian leaders and elected governments. 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 Latin America, examining the influence of economic forces and social tensions on political conflict in each case and discusses 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 crucial subject."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 293 page
  • ISBN: 0842028315
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It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America


  • Release: 2017-08-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 712 page
  • ISBN: 9780520963825
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A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region’s geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers. Both professors and students will find its narrative, chronological approach a useful guide to the history of this important area of the world.

Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2

Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2


  • Release: 2015-08-27
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 198 page
  • ISBN: 9781317304869
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Do you know Latin American Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to South America, need to brush up your Latin American Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Latin American Spanish, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of the grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit A grammar reference and detailed answer keys Extensive Spanish/English and English/Spanish glossaries Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America


  • Release: 2015-12-30
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 408 page
  • ISBN: 9781118772485
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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

New Latin American Cinema

New Latin American Cinema


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 544 page
  • ISBN: 0814325866
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Presents essays that the influence and development of Latin American cinema.