With ethnic and class-based national movements taking center stage in countries like Bolivia and Venezuela, nationalism has proven to be one of the most durable and important movements in Latin America. In understanding the history of these nationalisms, we can understand how Latin America relates to the rest of the world.
As Latin America inserts itself into a rapidly globalizing world, understanding the changing nature of national identify and nationalism is key. By tracing the important historical origins of present-day Latin American nationalism, this book gives readers a thorough introduction to the subject. Only by understanding how nationalism came to be such an important social and political force, can we understand its significance today. In turn, understanding Latin American nationalism helps us understand how Latin America shapes, and is shaped by, a rapidly globalizing world.
James F. Siekmeier is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia University, USA.
1. 19th-century Euro-centric Latin American Nationalism 2. Responding to the Eagle: Anti-United States Nationalism in Latin America in the Early 20th Century 3. The Rise of Nationalist Mestizaje in Mexico and the Andes in the Early 20th Century 4. Mid 20th-century Populism and Nationalism 5. The National Security Doctrine and Nationalism on the Right in the Mid-20th Century 6. Dependencistas and the Surge on the Left: Leftist Nationalism in the 1960s 7. Race and Nationalism, Part I: The Caribbean 8. Race and Nationalism, Part II: The Rise of Nationalist Indian Movements 9. Conclusion: The Latin American Nation's Increasing Importance in a Globalizing World Bibliography Index