The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

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This volume, part of the Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, is the first major survey of research on the indigenous peoples of South America from the earliest peopling of the continent to the present since Julian Steward's Handbook of South American Indians was published half a century ago. Although this volume concentrates on continental South America, peoples in the Caribbean and lower Central America who were linguistically or culturally connected are also discussed. This volume is an 'idea-oriented history,' emphasizing the development of general themes instead of presenting every group and society. Indigenous peoples' own stories of the past are used as well as the standard accounts written by outsiders. Research is presented following regional and conceptual frameworks; some chapters overlap or present differing interpretations. The volume's emphasis is on self-perceptions of the indigenous peoples of South America at various times and under differing situations.
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  • Hardback | 976 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 60mm | 1,480g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Maps
  • 0521630762
  • 9780521630764

Table of contents

18. Warfare, reorganization, and readaptation at the margins of Spanish rule: the Chaco and Paraguay (1573-1882) James Schofield Saeger; 19. Destruction, resistance and transformation: Southern, Coastal and Northern Brazil, 1580-1890 Robin M. Wright and Manuela Carneiro de Cunha; 20. Native peoples confront colonial regimes in Northeastern South America, c. 1500-1900 Neil L. Whitehead; 21. New peoples and new kinds of people: adaptation, readjustment, and ethnogenesis in South American indigenous societies (Colonial Era) Stuart B. Schwartz and Frank Salomon; 22. The 'Republic of Indians' in revolt (c. 1680-c. 1790) Luis Miguel Glave; 23. Andean highland peasants and the trials of nation-making during the nineteenth century Brooke Larson; 24. Indigenous peoples and the rise of independent nation-states in lowland South America Jonathan D. Hill; 25. Andean people in the twentieth century Xavier Albo; 26. Lowland peoples of the twentieth century David Maybury-Lewis.
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'It is profoundly reassuring that this kind of scholarly publishing continues to flourish at the start of a new millennium, and it is even more profoundly to be hoped that these books acquire the wide readership that they deserve.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute "This is an integral volume in a series that is clearly the definitive work on its subject and is likely to remain so for decades to come. Fortunately, it is thorough, consistently well written, amply documented in unobtrusive ways, and a joy to read. In short, anyone who cares about native peoples of South America, in historical perspective, would find this book pleasant as well as fruitful..." Choice "...both valuable and useful..." American Historical Review
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