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Latin America

An Interpretive History
10th Edition

Julie Charlip, E. Burns

May 2016, Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN13: 9780133745825
ISBN10: 0133745821
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For courses in the History of Latin America and Modern Latin America.

A thoroughly updated examination of Latin American
Latin America: An Interpretive History interweaves the story of Latin America with coverage of broader themes and regional differences. Building upon the work of original author E. Bradford Burns, current author Julie Charlip presents Latin American history as a continuum to help students make connections among time periods and events, and see the impact of the past upon the present. A new closing chapter examines in detail the “Pink Tide”—the swing left in Latin America that began at the end of the twentieth century and has continued over the last 15 years.

1. Land and People
2. From Conquest to Empire
3. Independence
4. New Nations
5. The Emergence of the Modern State
6. New Actors on an Old Stage
7. The Mexican Explosion
8. From World Wars to Cold War
9. The Revolutionary Option
10. Debt and Dictatorship
11. The Limits of Liberalism
12. Forward into the Past?

Balanced coverage and engaging features facilitate understanding
Sharp, succinct analysis of the central dynamic of Latin American history—the paradox that poor people inhabit rich lands—encourages student participation through thoughtful examination of historical controversies that stimulate debate and discussion in class.

An entire chapter dedicated to the Mexican Revolution—Chapter 7, “The Mexican Explosion”—helps students gain an in-depth understanding of this important event in Mexican history.

An eight-page color insert, entitled “Latin America through Art," offers samples from Latin America's rich artistic tradition, revealing both change and continuity in Latin American culture from the arrival of Spaniards to the present day. This visually engaging section provides insight into the culture of Latin America while commanding student interest.
A new closing chapter—“Forward into the Past?”—focuses on the twenty-first century

NEW! An expanded section, “Latin America Swings Left,” covers recent political changes in the region.

NEW! A new section, “A Mobilized Population,” addresses the new movements that struggle to push the governments further to the left, including groups focused on race and on LGBT rights.

NEW! A section called “The Conservative Exceptions” examines Mexico, as well as the coups that ended progressive governments in Honduras and Paraguay.

NEW! A section entitled “A New Regional Independence” covers how the region has challenged the United States on the drug war and shown more independence by welcoming investment from China and joining the BRICS movement.

NEW! A section named “Rise of the Middle Class—and the Vulnerable” shows that despite profound economic changes in the region that have brought greater prosperity to more people, Latin America continues to be characterized by the greatest economic inequality in the world.

NEW! A section entitled “Change and Continuity” expands the theoretical approaches presented to include modernity/coloniality/decoloniality.
Revised and updated content ensures currency and relevance
NEW! Chapter 11, now titled “The Limits of Liberalism,” has been revised to focus only on the late twentieth century. This chapter offers expanded attention to the end of the Cold War and the war in Colombia while asking whether revolution has come to an end in Latin America.

NEW! A concise profile of Pope Francis, the Argentine native who has taken the world stage with a renewed focus on poverty and social justice, helps students understand the impact of this key global figure.

NEW! Sections entitled “Unsung Heroes and Heroines,” “Independence,” and “Las Soldaderas” emphasize the stories of women in Latin America. In addition, Chapter 12, “Forward into the Past?” includes an expanded discussion of the remarkable number of women presidents in the region.

NEW! Two new tables—“Women Presidents in Latin America” and “Latin American Inequality Data”—convey key contemporary information. In addition, the table “Latin America Elects Leftists” has been updated to reflect recent events.