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The best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories.

About the Author

Benjamin Keen (PhD, Yale University) was professor Emeritus from Northern Illinois University. He was a leading scholar in the field of Latin American history, particularly the colonial period in Mexico. Although retired from active teaching for some years, Keen continued to research, write, and lecture until his death in late 2002. Keith Haynes (PhD 1981 Northern Illinois University) is Professor of History at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he has taught Latin American and U.S. diplomatic history for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: I. The Colonial Heritage of Latin America. 1. Ancient America. 2. The Hispanic Background. 3. The Conquest of America. 4. The Economic Foundations of Colonial Life. 5. State, Church, and Society. 6. Colonial Brazil. 7. The Bourbon Reforms and Spanish America. 8. The Independence of Latin America. II. Latin America in the Nineteenth Century. 9. Decolonization and the Search for National Identities, 1821-1870. 10. Race, Nation, and the Meaning of Freedom, 1821-1888. 11. The Triumph of Neocolonialism and the Liberal State, 1870-1900.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781111841409
Author:
Keen, Benjamin
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author:
Haynes, Keith
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312

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