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Title:
Latin America
Author:
Buckman, Robert T., author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
48th edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Stryker Post Publications, [2014]

©2014.
Physical Description:
vi, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Latin America today -- The early Americans -- Conquest, colonization, and the challenge of independence -- U.S.-Latin American relations -- Argentina -- Belize -- Bolivia -- Brazil -- Chile -- Colombia -- Costa Rica -- Cuba -- Dominican Republic -- Ecuador -- El Salvador -- Guatemala -- Guyana -- Haiti -- Honduras -- Jamaica -- Mexico -- Nicaragua -- Panama -- Paraguay -- Peru -- Suriname -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Uruguay -- Venezuela -- Smaller nations: The Bahamas ; Barbados ; Grenada -- Dependencies: British ; French ; Netherlands ; United States.
ISBN:
9781475812275
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing the readers to formulate their own opinions. In addition to examining individual countries, the book views Latin America as a mosaic region as a whole and emphasizes its growing influence on the world stage. Besides providing accurate and timely information on the historical and political forces that have shaped each nation, it also examines the leading cultural figures and forces, from eighteenth-century writers to twentieth-century composers and singing stars to twenty-first-century filmmakers and actors. Finally, it describes the social and economic challenges that continue to afflict this exciting and emerging region.


Author Notes

Robert T. Buckman is a communication professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who has extensive experience in Latin America, including a two-year civilian assignment with the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay, Army Reserve assignments to Panama and Colombia and a Fulbright Fellowship to Chile. As a freelance journalist for different newspapers, he has covered elections in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Chile.


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