Modern Latin America

Paperback | November 13, 2013

byThomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith, James N. Green

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Now thoroughly updated in its eighth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history that covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather thanchronologically, students are guided through the major countries of Latin America, with central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

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Now thoroughly updated in its eighth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history that covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather thanchronologically, students are guided through the major cou...

Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of Brazil, Second Edition (OUP, 2009), Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 (OUP, 2007), and The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil (OUP, 1990). Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simon Bolivar ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART ONE:1. Why Latin America?Implications for the United StatesContrast and ParadoxInterpretations of Latin AmericaExplaining AuthoritarianismUnderstanding DemocracyIdeas and Themes in This Book2. The Colonial FoundationsPrelude to ConquestThe European ContextColonial Spanish AmericaPortuguese America: A Different World?Independence for Latin AmericaThe Colonial ResponseAchieving IndependenceThe Brazilian PathThe Aftermath of IndependenceThe Pull of the International EconomyPART TWO: CASE STUDIES: CHANGE OVER TIME3. Mexico: The Taming of a RevolutionFrom Colony to NationhoodThe North American InvasionReform, Monarchy, and the Restored RepublicThe D!az Era: Progress at a PriceThe Mexican RevolutionPolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeOrder, Stability, and GrowthReshaping Economic PolicyNorth American Free TradeThe System UnravelsThe Contemporary Scene (2000-present)Return of the Leviathan?4. Central America: Within the U.S. OrbitFrom Colonies to NationhoodIndependence MovementsLiberal Ascendancy and "Republican Dictatorships"Overview: Economic Growth and Social ChangeCoffee and BananasSocial DevelopmentsPolitics and Policy: PanamaPolitics and Policy: NicaraguaPolitics and Policy: El SalvadorPolitics and Policy: GuatemalaPolitics and Policy: Costa Rica5. Key Colony, Socialist StateFrom Colony to NationhoodDubious IndependenceOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeFidel Castro and the Batista RegimeThe Cuban RevolutionFraming U.S. PoliciesThe Bay of PigsThe Missile CrisisThe Hardening of U.S. PolicyPolicy ExperimentationConsolidating the RegimeThe Contemporary Scene (1990-present)6. The Andes: Soldiers and Oligarchs, Indians and PopulistsFrom Colony to NationhoodOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePeru: From Guano to MineralsBolivia: Tin, Silver, and GasEcuador: From Cacao to PetroleumPolitics and Policy: PeruFlirting with AlternativesThe Military RevolutionStruggles of Civilian GovernmentsFujimori's Limited DemocracyThe Contemporary Scene (2000-Present)Politics and Policy: BoliviaThe Chaco War (1932-35)The Revolution of 1952Military Rule and Popular ResistanceThe Contemporary Scene (2005-Present)Politics and Policy: EcuadorCaudillos, Conservatives, and LiberalsCacao, Prosperity, and TurmoilBananas and DictatorsThe Contemporary Scene (1979-Present)7. Colombia: Civility and ViolenceFrom Colony to NationhoodIndependence and Its AftermathCreating Political PartiesRafael Nuez and the Politics of RegenerationThe Loss of PanamaOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeGait, Reaction, and La ViolenciaThe National FrontThe Contemporary Scene (1990-present)Hard-Line PoliticsKinder and Gentler8. Venezuela: The Perils of ProsperityFrom Colony to NationhoodCoffee and CaudillosGunboats and DiplomacyOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangePunto Fijo DemocracyInstitutional OssificationThe Contemporary Scene (1998-present)Conflicts with Uncle SamThe Limits of Participatory DemocracyChavismo without Chavez?9. Argentina: Progress, Stalemate, DiscordFrom Colony to NationhoodStruggles for SupremacyOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeThe Military Turns Back the ClockPeronism and PeronStop-and-Go PoliticsThe Bureaucratic-Authoritarian SolutionPeronists Back in PowerThe Military ReturnsThe Contemporary Scene (1983-present)The Unperonist PeronistThe Kirchner Era10. Chile: Repression and DemocracyFrom Colony to NationhoodOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeFrom Instability to Popular FrontThe Era of Party PoliticsSocialism via Democracy?Countdown to a CoupThe Pinochet RegimeThe Contemporary Scene (1990-present)11. Brazil: The Awakening GiantFrom Colony to NationhoodDom Pedro I (1822-1831)Dom Pedro II (1840-1889)End of the EmpireOverview: Economic Growth and Social ChangePolitics and Policy: Patterns of ChangeThe First Republic (1889-1930)Getlio Vargas and the Estado NovoThe Second Republic (1946-1964)Military RuleFrom Liberalization to RedemocratizationThe Contemporary Scene (1994-present)Brazil's First Working-Class PresidentEnd of an Era?PART THREE: THEMES AND REFLECTIONS12. Strategies for Economic DevelopmentNarratives of BackwardnessThe Liberal Era (1880s-1920s)State Transformation under LiberalismImport-Substitution Industrialization (1930s-1970s)ISI in TheoryISI in PracticeThe Socialist Alternative (1950s-1980s)Revolutionary MovementsNeoliberalism (1980s-present)Free TradeCountermovesThe Crash of '08Poverty and InequalityInequality and Income Distribution13. Dynamics of Political TransformationCategories for AnalysisOligarchic Rule and Top-Down Reform (1880s-1920s)Co-optative DemocracyPopulism and Dictatorship (1930s-1970s)Women and PoliticsA Surge of DemocracyBureaucratic-Authoritarian RegimesThe Revolutionary Path (1950s-1980s)Liberation TheologyAn Expansion of Democracy (1980s-present)Empowerment of WomenThe Rise of the New LeftThe Pulse of Democratic ChangeDangers of DemocracyDemocracy Made SafeDemocracy Turns Left14. Culture and SocietyFrom Colonies to NationsRomanticism, Indians, and SlavesLiterature, Art, and New Ideas in a World EconomyRealism and NaturalismModernismNationalism, Radical Politics, and Turbulent TimesBrazilian ModernismRevolutionary Art and LiteratureRethinking RaceThe Making of Mass MediaPopular Culture, Theater, and SportsLatin America Culture Enters a World MarketInnovative ArchitectureRevolutionary CultureThe Literary BoomDictatorship, Democracy, and New Social MovementsFilms, Pop Music, and the Internet15. Latin America in the World Arena, 1800s-1980sImperialism in the AmericasAmerica's AspirationsThe Rise of U.S. InfluenceConsolidating U.S. PowerThe Cold WarThe Logic of the Cold WarCold War in Latin AmericaThe Nationalist ImpulseThe Revolutionary ChallengeThe Alliance for ProgressDevelopment and Debt16. Latin America in the World Arena, 1990s-PresentAfter the Cold WarThe Clinton EraWars on TerrorObama's WarsGeorge Bush and Latin AmericaObama and Latin AmericaConfronting the United StatesMexicoBrazilVenezuelaSeeking Outside AlliesThe Intermestic AgendaMigrationImmigration under ObamaDrug TraffickingDrug Policy under ObamaPolicy DebatesPerspectives on the FutureGlossaryGuide to WebsiteIndex