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C. 1870 to 1930
Bethell, Leslie.
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Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
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2 volumes : maps ; 24 cm.
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F1410 .C1834 1984 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
F1410 .C1834 1984 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The Cambridge History of Latin America is the first authoritative large-scale history of the whole of Latin America - Mexico and Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (and Haiti), Spanish South America and Brazil - from the first contacts between the native peoples of the Americas and Europeans in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present day. A major work of collaborative international schoarship, the Cambridge History of Latin America has been planned, co-ordinated and edited by a single editor, Dr Leslie Bethell, reader in Hispanic American and Brazilian History at University College London. It will be published in eight volumes. Each volume or set of volumes examines a period in the economic, social, political, intellectual and cultural history of Latin America.

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This work measures up to the standards of solid scholarship that characterize other multivolume Cambridge histories. The international contributors are all reputable specialists and present competent, up-to-date surveys of their respective topics. After five chapters that analyze Latin American independence movements and make up approximately one-fourth of the text, 19th-century developments in the Caribbean, Mexico, Spanish South America, and Brazil are examined. Not only political aspects but also economic, social, intellectual, and cultural themes receive attention. The 19 maps are useful. Bibliographic essays evaluate both older and recent sources, including periodical literature. This is an indispensable work for readers from faculty members to public library patrons. Both graduate and upper-division undergraduate students will profit from its use.-D.M. Flusche, Eastern Michigan University

Table of Contents

1 Latin America and the international economy, 1870G++1914William Glade
2 Latin America and the international economy from the First World War to the World DepressionRosemary Thorp
3 Latin America, the United States and the European powers, 1830G++1930Robert Freeman Smith
4 The population of Latin America, 1850G++1930Nicol+ís S+ínchez-Albornoz
5 Rural Spanish America, 1870G++1930Arnold Bauer
6 Plantation economies and societies in the Spanish Caribbean, 1860G++1930Manuel Moreno Fraginals
7 The growth of Latin American cities, 1870G++1930James R. Scobie
8 Industry in Latin America before 1930Colin M. Lewis
9 The urban working class and early Latin American labour movements, 1880G++1930Michael M. Hall and Hobart A. Spalding Jr
10 Political and social ideas in Latin America, 1870G++1930Charles A. Hale
11 The literature, music and art of Latin America, 1870G++1930Gerald Martin
12 The Catholic Church in Latin America, 1830G++1930John Lynch