eBook Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0684315904
  • ISBN-13: 9780684315904
  • DDC: 980.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 5500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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This new edition adds nearly 600 entirely new topics, replaces some 150 obsolete entries, and also provides substantial revisions to hundreds more. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography. An entirely new illustration program features over 100 full-color photographs in addition to hundreds in black-and-white. National statistics have been conveniently tabulated for every one of Latin America's 37 countries. New content addresses research on prehistoric environments and cultures, U.S. Haitian interventions, the consequences of NAFTA and increased Mexican immigration, the troubled aftermaths of Pinochet's Chile and Fujimori's Peru, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the still-contested legacy of the Mexico City massacre of 1968. New leaders like Brazil's Lula da Silva and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez are profiled along with hundreds of other rising figures in politics, letters, and the arts. Newly commissioned master essays synthesize current knowledge on such major regional themes as Democracy in the Americas, Hemispheric Affairs, and the Hispanic Impact on the U.S. Includes full index and table of biographical subjects by profession.

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    ISBN-10: 0684312700 | ISBN-13: 9780684312705


"This beautifully presented six-volume encyclopedia expands on the 1996 edition...continuing the ealier work's tradition of providing the best scholarship on Latin American history and culture. Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." --CHOICE, December 2008

— Choice

"While a few English-language encyclopedias covering this region have been published since the 1970s, this work is certainly the most comprehensive and useful on this vital part of the world and includes distinctive entries not found in a random search of other reference sources. An outstanding encyclopedia that will serve a wide range of users from high school students to Latin American scholars, this is highly recommended for public and academic libraries. --Library Journal, September 1, 2008

— Library Journal

"The second edition of this major resource contains substantial additions, notably eight lengthy articles on major topics by prominent scholars, the addition of 568 new entries, and revision of many of the earlier entries and bibliographies. This is a superb resource, accessible to undergraduate students and the general reader." --Booknews.com, August 2008

— Booknews.com

"The 1996 edition of this work drew plaudits from critics everywhere and was an honorable mention for the Dartmouth Medal. This version adds 560 new entries, revises 900 others, updates 4,000 biographies, and includes essays on major regional themes like 'democracy' by Eduardo Posada-Carbo and 'race and ethnicity' by Nancy P. Applebaum. --Library Journal, April 15, 2009

— Library Journal