History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present (Wiley Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World) (Paperback)

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Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day.

  • Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability
  • Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas
  • Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity
  • Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

About the Author

Teresa Meade is Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College, New York. She is the author of A Brief History of Brazil (2nd edition, 2009), "Civilizing" Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City (2005), and co-editor of A Companion to Gender History (Wiley, 2004) and Science, Medicine and Cultural Imperialism (1991). She has written widely on Latin America as well as on women and gender history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781118772485
ISBN-10: 1118772482
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Wiley Blackwell Concise History of the Modern World