Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America

by ThomasE.Skidmore (Author), PeterH.Smith (Author)


The new edition of this interpretive history has been brought up to date in all areas, especially in its treatment of the recent developments in Central America, and features a new chapter on the Caribbean. As before, the authors illustrate such central themes as European-Indian and European-African interaction, large-scale immigration in the late 19th and 20th centuries, populist political leadership, military takeovers, and American intervention in the region, examining the influence of economic forces and social tensions on political conflict in each case and discussing recent economic developments.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc, USA
Published: Dec 1989

ISBN 10: 0195055349
ISBN 13: 9780195055344

Author Bio

Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History at Brown University. His previous books include Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 and Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-1985, both published by Oxford; he was also an editor of The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Latin America.