Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 October 2018

544 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190674656

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Modern Latin America

Ninth Edition

Peter H. Smith, James N. Green, and Thomas E. Skidmore

Now thoroughly updated in its ninth edition, Modern Latin America is a vivid interpretive history and a leading interdisciplinary text in the field. Featuring stimulating, anecdotal boxes, it uses case studies to discuss the primary countries and patterns of development in the region over the past 200 years. At every juncture, Peter H. Smith and James N. Green continue the impeccable scholarship of Thomas E. Skidmore. They examine such central themes as the Iberian-New World interaction, racial prejudices and policy, economic strategies, military developments, and U.S. interventionism in Latin America.

New to this Edition:

  • Revised coverage of the colonial era
  • Updated and revised individual country studies
  • A uniform format for country studies that encourages and facilitates comparative analysis
  • A strengthened discussion of the Internet and social media in the treatment of culture and society
  • Expanded coverage of Latin America's changing place in the world arena and relations with the United States, with particular attention to the role of U.S. President Donald J. Trump
  • A substantially revised full-color "photo album" of people and scenes from all over Latin America
  • New maps and illustrations throughout

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