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A History of Latin America, Volume 2, 9th Edition

  • Benjamin Keen
  • Keith Haynes The College of Saint Rose
  • ISBN-10: 1111841411  |  ISBN-13: 9781111841416
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses 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.

Features and Benefits

  • New chapter timelines offer a birds-eye view of the timeframe for each chapter--which can be used to help place the reading in context and compare regions to one another.
  • The text is divided into three major parts; timelines and part overviews for each of these parts help to highlight major themes and parallel developments among different regions of the Latin American world. Timelines define the sequence of events for each major section of the text.
  • Introductory and concluding paragraphs connect each chapter in the narrative. New chapter timelines provide a more detailed chronology for the region under discussion.
  • Key terms appear in bold type and are defined where first introduced. All the key terms and their definitions appear in an expanded glossary on the companion website.
  • An introductory chapter on the geographic background of Latin American history provides much-needed background on how the geography and environmental resources have shaped development of the larger region.
  • Chapter 10 examines the roles of slavery, emancipation, and race in shaping the post-colonial search for independent national identities in Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru.

Table of Contents

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.
III. Latin America Since 1900.
12. Forging a New Nation: The Mexican Revolution and the Populist Challenge.
13. Brazil: Populism and the Struggle for Democracy in a Multiracial Society.
14. Argentina: Populism, the Military, and the Struggle for Democracy.
15. Cuba: The Revolutionary Socialist Alternative to Populism.
16. Storm Over the Andes: Indigenous Rights and the Corporatist Military Alternative.
17. Chile: The Democratic Socialist Alternative.
18. Twilight of the Tyrants: Revolution and Prolonged Popular War in Central America.
19. Lands of Bolívar: Military Crisis, State Repression, and Popular Democracy.
20. Deconstructing the State: Dictatorship and Neoliberal Markets.
21. Transcending Neoliberalism: Electoral Engaños and Popular Resistance to the Dictatorship of Markets.
22. The Two Americas: United States-Latin American Relations.

What's New

  • Focus Questions highlight the major themes in each chapter.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Benjamin Keen

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

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.