The Emergence of Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
David Bushnell and Neill MacAulay
Fully revised and brought up to date, this unique single-volume survey provides complete and timely coverage of the entire region during the critical era that saw the formation and consolidation of its distinctive national institutions, laying the groundwork for contemporary Latin America. Covering all the major countries, this edition features an entirely new treatment of Peru based on important recent research. Exploring the conscious attempts by most Latin American leaders to adopt a liberal mode of both socioeconomic and political development, the authors focus on the nagging questions of Latin American "instability" and "underdevelopment," presenting and explaining the data and factors that come into play.