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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, is a lively interpretive history that has been brought up to date in all areas, including the ongoing war against international drug trafficking, the difficulties and promises of NAFTA, the increasing trend toward democratic and pluralist politics, and the large-scale immigration of Latin Americans into the United States. As in earlier editions, the authors use an in-depth case-study approach that guides students through the major countries of Latin America, highlighting central themes such as European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the region. Completely expanded and updated throughout, this edition includes a broad overview of the region during the 1990s and provides a revised epilogue that takes stock of the recent developments, offering insights as to what the future holds for Latin America.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-452) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments


Prologue: Why Latin America?


Interpretations of Latin America


Analytical Themes in This Book


One. The Colonial Foundations, 1492-1880s


The European Context


Spanish America: From Conquest to Colony, 1492-1600


Spanish America: The Transformation of Colonial Society, 1600-1750


Portugese America: A Different World?


The Roots of Independence


The Colonial Response


Achieving Independence


The Brazilian Path to Independence


The Aftermath of Independence, 1830-1850


The Pull of the International Economy, 1850-1880s


Two. The Transformation of Modern Latin America, 1880s-1990s


Phase 1: Initiation of Export-Import Growth, 1880-1900


Phase 2: Expansion of Export-Import Growth, 1900-1930


Phase 3: Import-Substituting Industrialization, 1930-1960s


Phase 4: Stagnation in Import-Substituting Growth, 1960s-1980s


Phase 5: Crisis, Debt, and Democracy, 1980s-1990s


Women and Society


A Framework for Comparison


Three. Argentina: Prosperity, Deadlock, and Change


The Struggle over Nationhood


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


The Political System: Consensus and Reform


The Military Turns Back the Clock


Peronism and Peron


The Military Stewardship


The Failure of Developmental Reformism


The Bureaucratic-Authoritarian Solution


The Peronists Back in Power


The Military Returns


Transition to Democracy


Four. Chile: Socialism, Repression, and Democracy


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


Politics and Parliament


From Instability to Popular Front


The Era of Party Politics


Socialism via Democracy?


The Pinochet Regime


Redemocratization


Five. Brazil: Development for Whom?


Dom Pedro I (1822-1831)


Dom Pedro II (1840-1889)


The End of the Empire


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


The End of the Empire


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


The First Republic (1889-1930)


Getulio Vargas and the Estado Novo


The Second Republic (1946-1964)


Military Rule


From Liberalization to Redemocratization


Six. Peru: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians


The Independence Period


The Guano Age


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


Oligarchic Rule


Leguia: The Oncenio


The Reformist Critique


Flirting with Alternatives


Economic Liberalism and Political Vacillation


The Military Revolution


Back to Normal?


Seven. Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution


Mexico after Independence


The North American Invasion


The Diaz Era: Progress at a Price


The Mexican Revolution


Institutionalizing the Revolution


Stability, Growth-and Rigidity


North American Free Trade


Technocracy in Crisis


Eight. Cuba: Late Colony, First Socialist State


Dubious Independence


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


Politics: Corruption and Decay


Fidel Castro and the Making of the Revolution


Defining the Revolution


Decade of Experiment


Consolidating the Regime


The Struggle for Survival


Nine. The Caribbean: Colonies and Mini-States


The Colonial Period: Conquest and Competition


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


Haiti: Slave Republic, Voodoo Dictatorship


The Dominican Republic: Unfinished Experiment


Jamaica: Runaways and Revolutionary Socialism


Puerto Rico: From Settler Colony to Capitalist Showcase


Lesser Antilles: Struggle of the Micro-States


Ten. Central America: Colonialism, Dictatorship and Revolution


Colonial Background


Independence: The Struggle for Unification


Rafael Carrera and Conservative Supremacy


Liberal Theory and "Republican Dictatorships"


Overview: Economic Growth and Social Change


Panama: A Nation and a Zone


Costa Rica: Fragile Democracy


Nicaragua: From Dynasty to Revolution


Honduras: Rule by Military


El Salvador: From Stability to Insurgence


Guatemala: Reaction and Repression


Eleven. Latin America, The United States, and The World


From Independence to Pan Americanism


The Rise of U.S. Influence


The Consolidation of U.S. Influence


The Expression of U.S. Influence


The Nationalist Impulse


The Revolutionary Option


Democratic Reformers and the Alliance for Progress


Development and Debt


The End of the Cold War


Regional Economic Integration


The Social Agenda


Hispanic Culture within the United States


Epilogue: What Future for Latin America?


Preparing to Predict: Comparative Analysis


Dimensions of Change: Demography and Economics


Looking Ahead: Political Responses


Latin America: Closing the Socialist Route


The Prospects for Development Under Capitalism


What Will Happen to the Non-European Culuters in Latin America?


The Potential for Regional Conflict


Latin America's Contribution to the World


Statistical Appendix


Heads of State


Suggestions for Further Reading


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195100174
With:
Smith, Peter H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Smith, Peter H.
Author:
null, Thomas E.
Author:
null, Peter H.
Author:
Skidmore, Thomas E.
Location:
New York :
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series:
Modern Latin America Paper
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
19970102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 halftones, 20 linecuts, 4 maps
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.45 lb

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