Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations : Completely Revised and Updated

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John Charles Chasteen, James A. Wood
Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 323 pagine
This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular 'problem' in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images.

Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative 'problems' approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

 

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Sommario

Legacies of Colonialism
1
1 The Racial Heritage of Colonialism
3
2 A Spiritual Economy
6
3 Becoming Legally White in Colonial Venezuela City Council of Caracas
11
4 A Bishop Reports on Social Conditions in Colonial Mexico Manuel Abad y Queipo
16
Independence and Its Consequences
23
1 War to the Death
25
2 The Vision of Father Morelos
27
6 The Athens of South America
169
7 Our Ugly Little Backyard
171
USLatin American Relations
175
Nationalism
181
1 Mestizo Pride
183
2 The Power of Indigenous Community
186
3 The Poetry of AntiImperialism
190
4 Economic Nationalism in Action
193

3 Argentinas Black Legions
30
4 The Brazilian Path to Independence
34
5 What Independence Meant for Women
37
NineteenthCentury Travelers
45
Slave Culture
49
1 The Beginnings of AfricanAmerican Culture
51
2 Rethinking Palmares
54
3 Africans in the American World
59
4 A Day on a Coffee Plantation
63
5 A Cuban Slaves Testimony
67
Brazilian Slaves
73
Caudillos
77
1 Caudillos as Scourge
79
2 Caudillos as Profit Maximizers
82
3 Caudillos as Culture Heroes
87
4 The Lions of Payara
92
5 Ribbons and Rituals
96
6 Protagonist on a National Stage
99
Liberalism and the Catholic Church
103
1 A New Generation of Liberals
105
2 Liberalism as Anticlericalism
109
3 The PostColonial Church
113
4 The Juarez Law and the Lerdo Law
117
5 Generational Warrior
120
Race and Nation Building
127
1 The Specter of Degeneration
129
2 Civilization versus Barbarism
132
3 A Brazilian Tenement
134
4 A Mexican National Romance
137
5 A Raceless Nation
142
Neocolonialism
149
1 INeocolonial Economics
151
2 Neocolonial Ideologies
154
3 A Paean to Progress
160
4 The Traveling Expert
163
5 Amazonian Exotica
165
5 The Shark and the Sardines
195
6 In the Eye of the Hurricane Are 120 Million Children
198
Women and Social Change
203
1 Women and Education in Latin America
205
2 Womens Reform Issues in Late NineteenthCentury Peru and Mexico
210
3 The Lady of Hope and the Woman of the Black Myth
214
4 Peronist Feminism in Argentina
219
5 Womens Reform Issues in Late TwentiethCentury Brazil
222
Populism and the Working Class
227
1 The Peronist Political Vision
229
2 Declaration of Workers Rights
234
3 Many Getulios
236
4 A Consummate Speechwriter
241
5 Populism and National Development
243
6 Words as Weapons
245
Social Revolution
251
1 Essence of Guerrilla Warfare
253
2 Testimony of a Guatemalan Revolutionary
258
3 Christianity and Revolution
261
4 Chiles Revolution from Below
265
5 The Chilean Road to Socialism
269
Religion and Politics
275
Latin America the United States and the Cold War
279
1 The Lesser of Two Evils
281
2 Statements of US Foreign Policy Doctrine
286
3 Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders
289
4 Two Centuries Later
294
Globalization
301
1 Towards a New Consciousness
303
2 What Photos Would You Take of the Endless City?
307
3 NAFTA and the US Economy
312
4 First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle
314
5 The Fiesta of the Word
316
About the Editors
321
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John Charles Chasteen is Patterson Distinguished Term Professor (2005-2010) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. James A. Wood is assistant professor of history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.

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