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    DescriptionAlthough largely sharing a common past and language, the countries in Latin America remain distinct entities with their own identities. Latin America since 1780 provides a continental-based historical narrative which stresses the common themes between countries like Mexico in North America to Argentina in the Southern Cone, while at the same time highlighting their specific national contexts. This book focuses on key events such as the Mexican-American War, the Cuban Revolution, and the overthrow of Salvador Allende's government, as well as providing short inserts on the main political protagonists such as Simon Bolivar, Getulio Vargas and the Subcomandante Marcos. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent events and trends including Hugo Chavez's 'Bolivarian Revolution' in Venezuela, Evo Morales' electoral victory in Bolivia, and the so-called Pink Tide that has resulted in the emergence of a variety of socialist-leaning governments in the region. At the same time, the book discusses Latin America's cultural diversity, paying particular attention to the response of writers and film makers to the historical contexts covered in the book. A range of pedagogical devices and a lively prose style makes this book the ideal introduction to Latin American history. Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses, as well as anyone with an interest in modern history. Approaching the study of history via contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets the country or region concerned in the context of the wider world.


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    Title
    Latin America Since 1780
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Will Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340958735
    ISBN 10: 0340958731
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME, CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    DC22: 980
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, POL009000, HIS024000
    DC22: 980.03
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KL
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: F1410 .F65 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    HODDER EDUCATION
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Will Fowler is Professor of Latin American Studies, University of St Andrews, UK
    Table of contents
    Prologue 1. The late colonial period and the wars of independence 2. Early national period 3. The rise of the neocolonial order 4. The development and fall of the neocolonial order 5. Reaction and revolution 6. Dictatorship and democracy since 1970