For courses in the History of Latin America and Modern Latin America.
A thoroughly updated examination of Latin American
Latin America: An Interpretive History interweaves the story of Latin America with coverage of broader themes and regional differences. Building upon the work of original author E. Bradford Burns, current author Julie Charlip presents Latin American history as a continuum to help students make connections among time periods and events, and see the impact of the past upon the present. A new closing chapter examines in detail the “Pink Tide”—the swing left in Latin America that began at the end of the twentieth century and has continued over the last 15 years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Land And People
Chapter 2 From Conquest To Empire
Chapter 3 Independence
Chapter 4 New Nations
Chapter 5 The Emergence Of The Modern State
Chapter 6 New Actors On An Old Stage
Chapter 7 The Mexican Explosion
Chapter 8 From World Wars To Cold War
Chapter 9 The Revolutionary Option
Chapter 10 Debt And Dictatorship
Chapter 11 The Limits Of Liberalism
Chapter 12 Forward Into The Past?