About the Author(s)
Virginia Garrard is Professor of History at the University of Texas and Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.
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.
"The authors have written an engaging and insightful history of modern Latin America, one that draws in readers without oversimplifying or stereotyping. They cover the entire region--not reducing the analysis to a few countries--highlighting its diversity, richness, and dilemmas. In addition, they provide enticing vignettes, mini-biographies, and primary sources, while incorporating the most recent bibliography. I look forward to using Latin America in the Modern World in class."--Charles F. Walker, University of California, Davis
"Latin America in the Modern World successfully tackles one of the biggest challenges faced by students of Latin American history: how do we make sense of a region that is simultaneously a reality and a fiction? The authors show Latin America as a distinct regional identity even as it was pulled along in the broader currents of global history, and how it remained coherent even as it was splintered by local and national differences."--Jocelyn Olcott, Duke University
"Finally, a textbook on modern Latin America that balances the student's desire for narrative with the specialist's need for a nuanced and interdisciplinary approach to the region's history! Mixing an impressive array of teaching tools--including maps, timelines, bibliography, and primary sources--with sustained attention to core themes like modernization, political development, religion, race, U.S. intervention, global integration, gender, and the environment, the authors provide a highly usable and satisfying textbook for newcomers to Latin American Studies."--Elizabeth Hutchison, University of New Mexico