The Cambridge History of Latin America

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Leslie Bethell
Cambridge University Press, 1984 - History - 696 pages
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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Contents

Latin America and the international economy
57
Latin America the United States and
83
Europe the United States and Latin America
98
The population of Latin America 18501930 I 2 I
121
Rural Spanish America 18701930 1 5 I
153
after 1870
161
Plantation economies and societies in
187
The growth of Latin American cities 18701930
233
The urban working class and early Latin
325
emergence of communist parties
359
Conclusion
365
persistence of the authoritarian tradition
414
America 18701930
443
responses
557
Religion reform and revolution
584
between tradition
594

Industry in Latin America before 1930
267
oligarchy 3
310
Industry or industrialization? 3 19
319

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Page 615 - Alain de Janvry, The Agrarian Question and Reformism in Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981); and Wallerstein, The Modern World System I. 61. Galtung, "Structural Theory of Imperialism.

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