An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

Editor/Author LaRosa, Michael and Mejia, German R.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Routledge

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-13-808813-9
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 77
Book Status: Available
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An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to both the human and physical geography of Latin America and the social, cultural, political and economic events that have defined its history.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Land and its Peoples
  • 1A. Primary Geographic Features
  • 1B. The Peoples and Nations
  • 1C. Indigenous America at the End of the Twentieth Century
  • 2. America Before 1500
  • 2A. Theories of Arrival and Paleolithic America
  • 2B. Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles Before 1500
  • 2C. South America Before 1500
  • 3. Science, Exploration, and Expansion
  • 3A. Exploration of the Atlantic and the West African Coast
  • 3B. The Four Voyages of Columbus
  • 3C. America: The Name
  • 3D. The First Voyages Around the Globe
  • 4. The Iberian Conquest of America
  • 4A. From Trading Post to Colonies: The Creation of the Grand Antilles
  • 4B. Toward the Interior: The Aztec Empire and Its Dominion
  • 4C. Toward the Interior: The Spanish Territories in North America
  • 4D. Toward the Interior: The Inca Empire and Its Dominion
  • 4E. Toward the Deep Continental Conquest
  • 4F. Brazil in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • 5. America Under Hapsburg Rule
  • 5A. Cities Founded in Hispanic America Before 1600
  • 5B. Hapsburg Territorial and Administrative Organization
  • 5C. Republics of Citizens (Spaniards) and Indians
  • 5D. Slave Centers During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • 5E. The Spanish Flotilla
  • 5F. Exploiting Mining Centers
  • 5G. Intra- and Interregional Circulations in the Americas
  • 6. America Under Bourbon Rule
  • 6A. The Intendancy System and Other Administrative Reforms
  • 6B. Non-Iberian European Territories in the Caribbean and Central, South, and North America
  • 6C. Universities, Science, and Culture
  • 6D. The Birth of Public Opinion: The Printing Press, Newspapers, and Literary Salons
  • 7. From Autonomy to Independence
  • 7A. Haiti: The Forgotten Revolution
  • 7B. Mexico and Central America: From the “Grito de Dolores” to Monarchy
  • 7C. War Among Creoles and Against Spaniards: The Andean Phase
  • 7D. The Southern Cone Independence Process and Brazilian Independence
  • 8. Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
  • 8A. Mexico and Central America
  • 8B. South America
  • 8C. Export-led Economic Growth: Mid-Century
  • 8D. Liberal Reforms in Latin America
  • 8E. The United States Discovers a Continent
  • 8F. Brazil: Monarchy to the First Republic
  • 8G. The Vestiges of Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Guyanas
  • 9. Latin American Economies in the Twentieth Century
  • 9A. From England to the United States: North American Investment Through 1929
  • 9B. Modernization in Transportation and Communications
  • 9C. The Impact of the Great Depression of 1929 in Latin America
  • 9D. Mining and Petroleum
  • 9E. Import-Substituting Economic Development
  • 9F. Production by Nation
  • 9G. Public Expenditures in Latin America, 1945–c. 1995
  • 9H. Latin American Trade Blocs
  • 9I. North American Trade Blocs
  • 9J. A Deforestation Estimate
  • 10. Demographics and Population in the Twentieth Century
  • 10A. The Birth of the Major Metropolitan Areas
  • 10B. Population Growth
  • 10C. Growth of Urban Population
  • 10D. Migration Patterns from Latin America to the United States
  • 10E. Migration Patterns from Latin America to Other Countries
  • 10F. Migration Patterns Within Latin America
  • 11. Political, Social, and Cultural Issues
  • 11A. Indigenismo
  • 11B. Populism in Latin America
  • 11C. Armed Forces and Dictatorships, 20th Century Style
  • 11D. Collapse of Democracy, Birth of Debt
  • 11E. Drug Trafficking and Informal Markets
  • 11F. Education Compared by Country
  • 11G. Nobel Laureates and Other Significant Persons in Culture and Science
  • 11H. Music of Latin America
  • 12. Revolutionary Movements
  • 12A. The Mexican Revolution
  • 12B. Bolivia and Guatemala: The Early 1950s
  • 12C. Cuba, 1959
  • 12D. Guerrilla Movements: Che and Colombia
  • 12E. The Sandinista Revolution and Central America
  • 12F. Indigenous Twentieth Century Movements: Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Mexico's EZLN, and Brazil's MST
  • 13. Latin America in the New Millennium
  • 13A. Plan Colombia/Mérida Initiative: Problem Solving, Twenty-First Century Style
  • 13B. Brazil and Venezuela: A Tale of Two Crises
  • 13C. Middle Class Growth, Twenty-First Century Style
  • 13D. Television and Telenovelas in Latin America
  • 13E. Sports in Latin America
  • 13F. Violence Against Women in Latin America
  • 13G. Housing in Latin America
  • 13H. Public Health in Latin America
  • 13I. Where Goes the Left in Latin America?