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Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years.

Modern Latin America, Seventh Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics.

New to this Edition

· Four entirely new chapters:

o The central Andes, including Peru and--for the first time--Bolivia and Ecuador (chapter 6)

o Venezuela (chapter 8)

o Strategies for economic development (chapter 12)

o Culture and society (chapter 14)

· Two additional new chapters created by recombining previous ones:

o The Greater Caribbean and Central America (chapter 4)

o Political transitions in comparative perspective (chapter 13)


· Companion Website (

oFor students and general readers: a timeline of key events, analyses of major news developments, lists of heads of state, questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and guides to primary sources

o For instructors: an essay on pedagogical challenges in teaching Latin America, sample syllabi, and a guide to instructional videos and films

About the Author

Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of Brazil: Five Centuries of Change (OUP 1999), Politics in Brazil 1930-1964 (OUP 2007), The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil (OUP 1990), and Black into White (Duke University Press 1993).Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studes at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Democracy in Latin America (OUP 2005) and Talons of the Eagle, 3e (OUP 2008).James N. Green is Associate Professor of History and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-century Brazil (University of Chicago 1999).

Table of Contents


Prologue: Why Latin America?

1. The Colonial Foundations, 1492-1880s

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

3. Argentina: Prosperity, Deadlock, and Change

4. Chile: Socialism, Repression, and Democracy

5. Brazil: Development for Whom?

6. Peru: Soldiers, Oligarchs, and Indians

7. Colombia: Discord, Civility, and Violence

8. Mexico: The Taming of a Revolution

9. Cuba: Late Colony, First Socialist State

10. The Caribbean: Colonies and Mini-States

11. Central America: Colonialism, Dictatorship, and Revolution

12. Latin America, the United States, and the World

Epilogue: What Future for Latin America?

Statistical Appendix

Analytical Appendix

Heads of State

Suggestions for Further Reading


Product Details

Skidmore, Thomas E.
Oxford University Press
null, James
Green, James
Smith, Peter H.
null, Thomas
Smith, Peter
Skidmore, Thomas
null, Peter
Green, James N.
Latin America History.
Latin America - South America
Modern - 20th Century
History & Theory - General
Latin america
History, World | Latin American
World History-South America
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