Latin America: A Brief History (Cambridge Historical Series)

Latin America: A Brief History (Cambridge Historical Series)

By: F. A. Kirkpatrick (author)Paperback

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Originally published in 1938, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book presents an account of the major events and key phases in the formation of Latin America. The text is divided into two main parts: the first part covers the discovery and conquest of the area by colonial powers; the second part focuses on the development of independent states in the region. Illustrative figures and maps are also included, a bibliography is contained in the preface. This is a detailed and highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in historiography and perspectives on Latin American history.

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Preface; Part I. Discovery and Conquest to Independence: 1. The land; 2. Discovery; 3. Expansion and conquest; 4. The Spanish empire; 5. Portuguese Brazil; 6. The movement of independence; 7. Independence in South America; 8. Independence in North America; 9. Independence of Brazil; 10. Recognition; 11. Bolivar and the tropical countries; 12. Revolution and reconstruction; Part II. The Independent States of Latin America: 13. Some definitions - nationality, revolution, constitution, democracy; 14. The Argentine republic; 15. Uruguay; 16. Paraguay; 17. Chile; 18. The tropical republics; 19. Bolivia; 20. Peru; 21. The war of the Pacific; 22. Ecuador; 23. Columbia; 24. Venezuela; 25. Brazil; 26. Mexico; 27. Texas and California; 28. Modern Mexico - reform, intervention, autocracy, revolution; 29. Central America; 30. Cuba; 31. Haiti and Santo Domingo; 32. Latin America and the Great War; 33. North and south; 34. The Latin Americans; Appendix; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781107629943
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9781107629943
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 1107629942

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