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    DescriptionThis narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages. The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century. The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century. The collision of peoples and cultures--Native Americans, Europeans, Africans--that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.

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    The History of Latin America
    Collision of Cultures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marshall C. Eakin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781403980816
    ISBN 10: 1403980810

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 980
    B&T Approval Code: A15606000
    Abridged Dewey: 980
    BISAC V2.8: HIS024000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15510
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15604000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: F1410 .E25 2007
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    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KL
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    30 August 2007
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    Author Information
    Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA). A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian history, he is the author of "British Enterprise in Brazil "(1989); "Brazil: The Once and Future Country "(1997); and "Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil "(2001). Eakin has also created two video courses with the Teaching Company: "Conquest of the Americas" and "The Americas in the Revolutionary Era." He is a noted authority on the region, and has written many journal and magazine articles on Latin American history, culture, and politics as well as contributing to travel guides. He lives in Nashville, TN.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Brazil: The Once and Future Country: ""The best short survey of Brazil since the anthropologist Charles Wagley's 1963 classic, "An Introduction to Brazil"."--Kenneth Maxwell, "Foreign Affairs" "Eakin's clear organizational framework combines with his taut prose to produce a highly readable and informative history of Latin America. Students will want to turn first to "The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures" to begin their education in the history of this fascinating region."--Todd A. Diacon, Professor of History, Vice Provost for Academic Operations, The University of Tennessee"This book is well-written and jargon-free, with accessible prose for the novice student of Latin America. Having used several different general survey texts in my introductory Latin American Studies course, I can truly say that this is my favorite."--Erin Minzenberg, Miami University, The Latin Americanist