A Reference Guide to Latin American History

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James D. Henderson, Helen Delpar, Maurice Philip Brungardt, Richard N. Weldon
M.E. Sharpe, 2000 - History - 615 pages
An essential reference for comprehensive and detailed coverage of Latin American history, this book is divided into three parts: Part I, a descriptive chronology of key event from pre-Columbian times to the present; Part II, a thematic survey of topics, tracing population expansion, legal/political development, economic change, social evolution, science and technology, and cultural development across time; Part III, a biographical section containing over 300 biographies of individuals introduced in earlier sections of the book. Meticulously indexed and cross-referenced, this accessible resource also includes more than thirty historical maps.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
PostClassic Mesoamerica
11
Inca Empire in 1532
20
COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
23
Iberian Peninsula circa 1480
26
Voyages of Christopher Columbus
36
Route of Cortes
46
Route of Pizarro
71
ECONOMIC NATIONALISM AND POLITICAL PROTEST 19301959
178
The Chaco War 193235
199
REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 19601989
223
Central America
229
Colombia Ecuador Venezuela
245
The Southern Cone
269
DEMOCRACY AND NEOLIBERALISM 19901999
270
Peru and Bolivia
282

Spanish Overland Expeditions
86
The Captaincies of Brazil
92
Brazil at the End of the Colonial Era
100
THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE 18041825
101
Political Organization of Colonial Latin America
109
CAUDILLOS AND CONFLICT 18261870
110
Paraguayan War 186470
129
INCIPIENT MODERNIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE 18711929
135
U S Intervention in the Caribbean Basin
144
Territorial Awards Following the War of the Pacific 187984
156
SOCIETY
296
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
315
Spanish American Colonial Territorial Divisions
316
Guerrilla Movements from 1955
337
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS
347
Colonial Trade
355
International Economic Integration
376
CULTURE
384
POPULAR CULTURE
409
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About the author (2000)

Henderson is professor of international studies at Coastal Carolina University.

Helen Delpar is Professor of History at The University of Alabama and author of" Red Against Blue: The Liberal Party in Colombian Politics, 1863-1899 "and"The Enormous Vogue of Things Mexican: Cultural Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1920-1935.

Loyala University of New Orleans

Coastal Carolina University

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