A Companion to Latin American History (Blackwell Companions to World History)

A Companion to Latin American History (Blackwell Companions to World History)

By: Thomas H. Holloway (editor)Hardback

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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

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Thomas H. Holloway is Professor of Latin American History at the University of California at Davis, where he was Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas from 2000 to 2007. He served as President of the Latin American Studies Association, 2000-01, and Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History, 2002-07. He has taught widely on Latin American history since 1974. His research focuses mainly on the social and economic history of Brazil. His previous books include Immigrants on the Land: Coffee and Society in Sao Paulo, 1886-1934 (1980) and Policing Rio de Janeiro: Repression and Resistance in a 19th-century city (1993).


List of Figures, Tables, and Maps. Notes on Contributors. Introduction (Thomas H. Holloway, University of California, Davis). 1. Early Population Flows in the Western Hemisphere (Tom D. Dillehay, Vanderbilt University). 2. Mesoamerica (John Monaghan and Andrew R. Wyatt, University of Illinois, Chicago). 3. Tradition and Change in the Central Andes (Jeffrey Quilter, Peabody Museum, Harvard). 4. Portuguese and Spaniards in the Age of European Expansion (William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota). 5. Exploration and Conquest (Patricia Seed, University of California, Irvine). 6. Colonial Brazil (1500--1822) (Hal Langfur, SUNY, Buffalo). 7. Institutions of the Spanish American Empire in the Hapsburg Era (Susan Elizabeth Ramirez, Texas Christian University). 8. Indigenous Peoples in Colonial Spanish American Society (Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles). 9. Slavery in the Americas (Franklin W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University). 10. Religion, Society, and Culture in the Colonial Era (Rachel Sarah O'Toole, University of California, Irvine). 11. Imperial Rivalries and Reforms (John Fisher, University of Liverpool). 12. The Process of Spanish American Independence (Jaime E. Rodriguez, University of California, Irvine). 13. New Nations and New Citizens: Political Culture in Nineteenth-century Mexico, Peru, and Argentina (Sarah C. Chambers, University of Minnesota). 14. Imperial Brazil (1822--89) (Judy Bieber, University of New Mexico). 15. Abolition and Afro-Latin Americans (Aline Helg, University of Geneva). 16. Land, Labor, Production, and Trade: Nineteenth-century Economic and Social Patterns (Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago, Rutgers University). 17. Modernization and Industrialization (Colin M. Lewis, London School of Economics). 18. Practical Sovereignty: The Caribbean Region and the Rise of US Empire (Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA). 19. The Mexican Revolution (Adrian A. Bantjes, University of Wyoming). 20. Populism and Developmentalism (Joel Wolfe, University of Massachusetts). 21. The Cuban Revolution (Luis Martinez-Fernandez, University of Central Florida). 22. The National Security State (David R. Mares, University of California, San Diego). 23. Central America in Upheaval (Julie A. Charlip, Whitman College). 24. Culture and Society: Latin America since 1900 (Robert McKee Irwin, University of California, Davis). 25. Environmental History of Modern Latin America (Lise Sedrez, California State University, Long Beach). 26. Women, Gender, and Family in Latin America, 1820-2000 (Nara Milanich, Barnard College). 27. Identity, Ethnicity, and "Race" (Peter Wade, University of Manchester). 28. Social and Economic Impact of Neoliberalism (Duncan Green, Oxfam, Great Britain). Index.

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  • publication date: 19/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781405131612
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781405131612
  • weight: 1074
  • ISBN10: 1405131616

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