Synopses & Reviews
Traces 500 years of history from the time of Columbus to the present day. "An excellent general history...clear in its narrative, interesting in its analysis and consistently inteliigent in its judgements" Anthony McFarlane in "The Times Higher Education Supplement".
A single-volume history of Latin America starting with the pre-Columbian Indian peoples and the slow, often savage process of colonization by which Spaniards and Portuguese came to control territory many times the size of Spain.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -602) and indexes.