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.