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History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118772504
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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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 identity? 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
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520289021
  • Category: History
  • Page: 712
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"This comprehensive text provides a detailed narrative history of each of the nations of Latin America, from Chile and Argentina in the South to Mexico and Cuba in the north. It begins with the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century and stretches to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. It interprets major themes, such as the age of caudillos in the nineteenth century, populism in the twentieth century, and globalization in the twenty-first century. These themes, along with others such as ethnic strife, social revolutions, and militarism, transcend borders and show the unity of the Latin America experience, even as the text draws out the diversity that marks the region's geography, peoples, and cultures."--Provided by publisher.

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

From Malaria to AIDS

  • Author: Diego Armus
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384345
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 335
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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

The Sweat of Their Brow

The Sweat of Their Brow

A History of Work in Latin America

  • Author: David McCreery
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765602077
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 209
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Series Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Encounter and Accommodation, 1480-1550 -- Chapter 2: The Colonial System, 1550-1750 -- Chapter 3: Cities and Towns, 1750-1850 -- Chapter 4: Export Economies, 1850-1930 -- Chapter 5: Work in Modern Latin America -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Sources and Additional Readings -- Index

The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America

  • Author: Peter H. Smith,James N. Green,Thomas E. Skidmore
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190674656
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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This lively interpretive history covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather than chronologically, students are guided through the major countries of Latin America,with central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America

  • Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Míguez
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842028318
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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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 History of Modern Brazil

A History of Modern Brazil

The Past Against the Future

  • Author: Colin M. MacLachlan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842051231
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil that uniquely focuses on both the politics and culture of the republic. Colin MacLachlan uses a political narrative to frame the evolution of national culture and the formation of national identity. He evaluates Brazilian myths, stereotypes, and icons such as soccer and dancing as part of the historical analysis. A History of Modern Brazil will inform and entertain students in courses on Brazil and modern Latin America.

Borders and Bridges

Borders and Bridges

A History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

  • Author: Stewart Brewer
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275982041
  • Category: History
  • Page: 197
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Illuminates the motivations behind U.S. actions and Latin American reactions in the hemisphere.

Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent

A History of the New Latin America

  • Author: Michael Reid
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300231709
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the “Forgotten Continent.” The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.

A History of Mining in Latin America

A History of Mining in Latin America

From the Colonial Era to the Present

  • Author: Kendall Brown
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826351077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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For twenty-five years, Kendall Brown studied Potosí, Spanish America's greatest silver producer and perhaps the world's most famous mining district. He read about the flood of silver that flowed from its Cerro Rico and learned of the toil of its miners. Potosí symbolized fabulous wealth and unbelievable suffering. New World bullion stimulated the formation of the first world economy but at the same time it had profound consequences for labor, as mine operators and refiners resorted to extreme forms of coercion to secure workers. In many cases the environment also suffered devastating harm. All of this occurred in the name of wealth for individual entrepreneurs, companies, and the ruling states. Yet the question remains of how much economic development mining managed to produce in Latin America and what were its social and ecological consequences. Brown's focus on the legendary mines at Potosí and comparison of its operations to those of other mines in Latin America is a well-written and accessible study that is the first to span the colonial era to the present.

Dimensions of the Americas

Dimensions of the Americas

Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States

  • Author: Shifra M. Goldman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226301242
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 494
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This volume presents an overview of the social history of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. This collection of thirty-three essays focuses on Latin American artists throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The author provides a chronology of modern Latin American art; a history of "social art history" in the United States; and synopses of recent theoretical and historical writings by major scholars from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In her essays, she discusses a vast array of topics including: the influence of the Mexican muralists on the American continent; the political and artistic significance of poster art and printmaking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and among Chicanos; the role of women artists such as Guatemalan painter Isabel Ruiz; and the increasingly important role of politics and multinational businesses in the art world of the 1970s and 1980s. She explores the reception of Latin American and Latino art in the United States, focusing on major historical exhibits as well as on exhibits by artists such as Chilean Alfredo Jaar and Argentinean Leandro Katz. Finally, she examines the significance of nationalist and ethnic themes in Latin American and Latino art.

Magical Reels

Magical Reels

A History of Cinema in Latin America

  • Author: John King,Professor of Latin American Cultural History John King
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859842331
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 314
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On Latin American cinema.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Sources and Interpretations

  • Author: James A. Wood
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442218614
  • Category: History
  • Page: 278
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Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated to tighten the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical Memory,” which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization have been thoroughly revised. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive problem, the book painlessly engages students in document analysis and introduces them to historiography. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.

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
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780199340248
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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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.

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America

  • Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822313748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
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For a quarter of a century, Tulio Halperín Donghi's Historia Contemporánea de América Latina has been the most influential and widely read general history of Latin America in the Spanish-speaking world. Unparalleled in scope, attentive to the paradoxes of Latin American reality, and known for its fine-grained interpretation, it is now available for the first time in English. Revised and updated by the author, superbly translated, this landmark of Latin American historiography will be accessible to an entirely new readership. Beginning with a survey of the late colonial landscape, The Contemporary History of Latin America traces the social, economic, and political development of the region to the late twentieth century, with special emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a well-rounded and detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history. This book will be of great interest to all those seeking a general overview of modern Latin American history, and its distinctive Latin American voice will enhance its significance for all students of Latin American history.

Latin America since Independence

Latin America since Independence

A History with Primary Sources

  • Author: Alexander Dawson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135010374
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
  • View: 1978
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What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include: Race and Citizenship Inequality and Economic Development Politics and Rights Social and Cultural Movements Globalization Violence and Civil Society The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present. This second edition brings the story up to the present, with revised chapters, new primary documents and images, and a new ‘At A Glance’ feature that uses a selection of maps and tables to illuminate key issues like the economy, the environment, and demographics. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dawson.

Zeitspeicher der Fotografie

Zeitspeicher der Fotografie

Zukunftstbilder, 1860–1913

  • Author: Katja Müller-Helle
  • Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
  • ISBN: 3846760331
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 295
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Drohnen mit eingebauten Fotokameras stehen heute unter Verdacht, eine neue, unangemessene Sichtbarkeit zu produzieren. Als Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts die Fotografie erstmals als Zeitspeicher eingesetzt wurde, brachte sie ein positives Zukunftsversprechen mit sich, das gerade durch seine Vielfältigkeit quer zu einer teleologischen Geschichte von der Momentfotografie zum projizierten Film steht. Fotografische Speicherungsverfahren eröffneten einen Möglichkeitsraum, der weitreichende Metaphern und Phantasmen hervortrieb: Das Leben in reiner Bewegung, die lückenlose Dokumentation der bewegten Objekte, Zeitreisen – all dies sollten Bewegungsfotografien für zukünftige Betrachter speichern. Anhand von Fallstudien zu Auguste Chevallier, Camille Flammarion und Anton Giulio Bragaglia werden Zeitspeicher untersucht, welche die Fotografie zwischen technischem Ensemble, sprachlicher Metaphorisierung und bildlicher Prägnanz als Spur einer wahren Fiktion vorstellen.