An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765622157
  • ISBN-13: 9780765622150
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 169 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Presents the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of Latin America. The eBook provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Half Title Page.
1: 1 The Land and Its Peoples.
2: 1A Primary Geographic Features.
3: 1B The Peoples and Nations.
4: 1C Indigenous America Today.
5: 2 America before 1500.
6: 2A Theories of Arrival and Paleolithic America.
7: 2B Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles before 1500.
8: 2C South America before 1500.
9: 3 Science, Exploration, and Expansion.
10: 3A Exploration of the Atlantic and the West African Coast.
11: 3B The Four Voyages of Columbus.
12: 3C America: The Name.
13: 3D The First Voyages Around the Globe.
14: 4 The Iberian Conquest of America.
15: 4A From Trading Post to Colonies: The Creation of the Grand Antilles.
16: 4B Toward the Interior: The Aztec Empire and Its Dominion.
17: 4C Toward the Interior: The Spanish Territories in North America.
18: 4D Toward the Interior: The Inca Empire and Its Dominion.
19: 4E Toward the Deep Continental Conquest.
20: 4F Brazil in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
21: 5 America under Hapsburg Rule.
22: 5A Cities Founded in Hispanic America Before 1600.
23: 5B Hapsburg Territorial and Administrative Organization.
24: 5C Republics of Citizens (Spaniards) and Indians.
25: 5D Slave Centers During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
26: 5E The Spanish Flotilla.
27: 5F Exploiting Mining Centers.
28: 5G Intra- and Interregional Circulations in the Americas.
29: 6 America Under Bourbon Rule.
30: 6A The Intendancy System and Other Administrative Reforms.
31: 6B Non-Iberian European Territories in the Caribbean and Central, South, and North America.
32: 6C Universities, Science, and Culture.
33: 6D The Birth of Public Opinion: The Printing Press, Newspapers, and Literary Salons.
34: 7 From Autonomy to Independence.
35: 7A Haiti: The Forgotten Revolution.
36: 7B Mexico and Central America: From the "Grito de Dolores" to Monarchy.
37: 7C War among Creoles and against Spaniards: The Andean Phase.
38: 7D The Southern Cone Independence Process and Brazilian Independence.
39: 8 Latin America in the Nineteenth Century.
40: 8A Mexico and Central America.
41: 8B South America.
42: 8C Export-led Economic Growth: Mid-Century.
43: 8D Liberal Reforms in Latin America.
44: 8E The United States Discovers a Continent.
45: 8F Brazil: Monarchy to the First Republic.
46: 8G The Vestiges of Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Guyanas.
47: 9 Latin American Economies in the Twentieth Century.
48: 9A From England to the United States: North American Investment through 1929.
49: 9B Modernization in Transportation and Communications.
50: 9C The Impact of the Great Depression of 1929 in Latin America.
51: 9D Mining and Petroleum.
52: 9E Import-Substituting Economic Development.
53: 9F Production by Nation.
54: 9G Public Expenditures in Latin America.
55: 9H Latin American Trade Blocs.
56: 9I North American Trade Blocs.
57: 9J A Deforestation Estimate.
58: 10 Demographics and Population in the Twentieth Century.
59: 10A The Birth of the Major Metropolitan Areas.
60: 10B Population Growth.
61: 10C Growth of Urban Population.
62: 10D Migration Patterns from Latin America to the United States.
63: 10E Migration Patterns from Latin America to Other Countries.
64: 10F Migration Patterns within Latin America.
65: 11 Political, Social, and Cultural Issues.
66: 11A Indigenismo.
67: 11B Populism in Latin America.
68: 11C Armed Forces and Dictatorships.
69: 11D Collapse of Democracy, Birth of Debt.
70: 11E Drug Trafficking and Informal Markets.
71: 11F Education Compared by Country.
72: 11G Nobel Laureates and Other Significant Persons in Culture and Science.
73: 11H Music of Latin America.
74: 12 Revolutionary Movements.
75: 12A The Mexican Revolution.
76: 12B Bolivia and Guatemala: The Early 1950s.
77: 12C Cuba, 1959.
78: 12D Guerrilla Movements: Che and Colombia.
79: 12E The Sandinista Revolution and Central America.
80: 12F New Indigenous Movements: Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Mexico's EZLN, and Brazil's MST.
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