Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America

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Oxford University Press
Now thoroughly updated in its seventh edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history and the leading text in the field. Featuring vivid anecdotal illustrative boxes, the book uses case studies to discuss the major countries and themes of the region over the past 150 years.

Modern Latin America, Seventh Edition, will continue to be an exceptional text for undergraduate courses on contemporary Latin American history, society, and politics.

New to this Edition

· Four entirely new chapters:
o The central Andes, including Peru and--for the first time--Bolivia and Ecuador (chapter 6)
o Venezuela (chapter 8)
o Strategies for economic development (chapter 12)
o Culture and society (chapter 14)

· Two additional new chapters created by recombining previous ones:
o The Greater Caribbean and Central America (chapter 4)
o Political transitions in comparative perspective (chapter 13)


· Companion Website (
oFor students and general readers: a timeline of key events, analyses of major news developments, lists of heads of state, questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and guides to primary sources
o For instructors: an essay on pedagogical challenges in teaching Latin America, sample syllabi, and a guide to instructional videos and films

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
ISBN: 9780195033670
Branch Call Number: 980.03 SKI
Characteristics: xii, 419 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Peter H.


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