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Latin America in the Modern World is the first text to situate the history of Latin America within a wider global narrative. Written by leading scholars, the book focuses on five themes: state formation; the construction of national identity through popular culture and religion; economics and commodities; race, class, and gender; and the environment. Emphasizing the distinct experiences of each of the Latin American countries, the book provides students with an entry point into understanding this vital region. Instead of suggesting that all Latin American nations have an interchangeable heritage, the authors seek to clearly identify themes, topics, people, and intellectual currents that help to knit the history of modern Latin America into a coherent category of study. While providing in-depth coverage of the history of the three largest Latin American countries (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina), Latin America in the Modern World also offers case studies from almost all of the
countries, including Central American and Andean nations.

About the Author

Virginia Garrard is Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Collections and a member of the Department of History at the University of Texas, Austin. Peter V. N. Henderson is Emeritus Professor of History at Winona State University. Bryan McCann is Chair of the History Department at Georgetown University and President of BRASA, the Brazilian Studies Association.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780197574096
ISBN-10: 0197574092
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2022
Pages: 560
Language: English