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A reference guide to Latin American history /
James D. Henderson, Helen Delpar, Maurice P. Brungardt ; Richard H. Weldon, technical editor.
Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2000.
ix, 615 p. : maps ; 29 cm.
1563247445 (alk. paper)
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Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2000.
1563247445 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-07-01:
This costly volume compiles historical facts arranged under topics, then by countries. Politics and history are covered, but not other topical areas (e.g., society). Mixed arrangements like this work well on the Web but are confusing on paper. The topics themselves are often puzzling; what, for instance, is "Incipient Modernization"? What student will understand concepts like "Caudillos and Conflict" or "Economic Nationalism" and did all Latin American countries experience these periods? A clearer arrangement would be by country and year. A major defect is that the maps are not well designed and their information not easy to follow; the routes of Columbus's voyages are all printed in black, and only outbound routes are labeled, leaving readers to wonder whether he ever made it back to Spain. General and academic collections. D. R. Brown; DePaul University
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Reference & Research Book News, May 2000
Choice, July 2000
Booklist, October 2000
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Table of Contents
General Chronology
The Americas: Pre-Columbian to European Contact
Colonial Latin America
The Struggle for Independence, 1804-1825
Caudillos and Conflict, 1826-1870
Incipient Modernization and Social Change, 1871-1929
Economic Nationalism and Political Protest, 1930-1959
Revolutionary Movements and Economic Development, 1960-1989
Democracy and Neoliberalism, 1990-1999
Topical Chronology
Political and Government
Economic Developments
Popular Culture
300 Notable Figures of Latin American History
Selected Bibliography
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