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Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this edition, Peter Winn has updated the book to take account of dramatic changes and developments in Latin America since 1994.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 601-612) and index.

About the Author

Peter Winn is Professor of Latin American history at Tufts University and a senior research associate at Columbia University's Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies. He was academic director of the PBS series "Americas: Latin America and the Caribbean," for which the first edition of this book was a companion volume.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1999 Edition

Preface

A View from the South

Legacies of Empire

The Perils of Progress

A Second Independence?

Capital Sins

Continent on the Move

Children of the Sun

A Question of Color

In Women's Hands

The Power and the Glory

The Magical and the Real

Endangered States

Making Revolution

North of the Border

Epilogue: Latin America and the Caribbean at 2000

Notes

Illustration Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520201811
Subtitle:
The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean
Author:
Winn, Peter
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin and south america
Subject:
Caribbean Area History 1945-
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
87-10
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
639
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 38 oz

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