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Sources for Latin America in the Modern World

Nicola Foote

Publication Date - June 2018

ISBN: 9780199340248

384 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Includes more than 100 primary documents, ranging from letters, political tracts, memoirs, cartoons, and photographs to essays, speeches, poems, posters, and legal documents


Designed specifically to accompany Latin America in the Modern World, by Virginia Garrard, Peter V. N. Henderson, and Bryan McCann, Sources for Latin America in the Modern World includes more than 100 primary documents. Expertly edited by Nicola Foote (Florida Gulf Coast University) for clarity and pedagogical utility, the book includes sources ranging from letters, political tracts, memoirs, cartoons, and photographs to essays, speeches, poems, posters, and legal documents. It offers both classic and lesser-known documents--including sources from Central America, the Andes, and the Caribbean--that are often underrepresented in other collections. Each source is accompanied by a headnote and reading questions. Affordable and flexible, Sources for Latin America in the Modern
is an ideal companion to Latin America in the Modern World.

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About the Author(s)

Nicola Foote is Professor of Latin American History and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Table of Contents

    How to Read a Primary Source

    Chapter 1: Latin America in the Age of Revolution (1789-1820s)
    1.1 Toussaint L'Ouverture, Letter to the French Directory, November 5, 1797
    1.2 Luca Almán, "The Siege of Guanajuato," Historia de Méjico, Vol. 1, 1849
    1.3 Simón Bolívar, The Jamaica Letter, 1815
    1.4 Simón Bolívar, Decree for the Emancipation of the Slaves, 2 June 1816
    1.5 Augustin de Iturbide, The Plan of Iguala, February 24, 1821
    1.6 William Miller, "Description of Battle of Ayacucho," 1828
    1.7 Vicente Grez, Las Mujeres de la Independencia
    1.8 Manuela Sáenz, Letter to the Colombian Ambassador, February 1827
    1.9 Pedro I, Declaration of Brazilian Independence

    Chapter 2: Latin America: Regionalism and Localism
    2.1 Simon Bolivar, Letter to General Juan Jose Flores, 9 November 1830 ("Ploughing the Sea"); and Final
    Proclamation of the Liberator (10 Dec, 1830)
    2.2 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism, Or, Life in the Argentine Republic in
    the Days of the Tyrants
    , 1845
    2.3 Décimas dedicated to Santa Anna's leg
    2.4 James K. Polk, Texas, Mexico and Manifest Destiny
    2.5 Domingos José Gonçalves de Magalhães, "Uprising in Maranhão, 1839-1840"
    2.6 Anonymous, "A Report on Paraguay" The Morning Chronicle (London), August 23, 1824

    Chapter 3: First Attempts at State Formation: The Liberal-Conservative Debate (1830-1875)
    3.1 Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, Letter to Pius IX, January 15, 1862
    3.2 James Orton, The Andes and the Amazon: Or, Across the Continent of South America
    3.3 Friedrich Hassaurek, Four Years Among the Ecuadorians, 1867
    3.4 Juana Manuela Gorritti, "The Dead Man's Fiancée," 1865
    3.5 William Walker, The War in Nicaragua, 1860
    3.6 Cartoons depicting racial tensions in War of Triple Alliance

    Chapter 4: Exclusion and Inclusion: Everyday People (1825-1880s)
    4.1 Simon Bolivar, Decrees on Indian Rights, Land and Tribute, 1825
    4.2 Thomas Ewbank, Life in Brazil, Or, A Journal of a Visit to the Land of Cocoa and the Palm
    4.3 Newspaper advertisements for Black Wet Nurses, Brazil, 1821-1854
    4.4 Miguel Barnet (ed.), Biography of a Runaway Slave
    4.5 John L. Stephens, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatans, Vol. II
    4.6 Florda Tristan, Peregrinations of a Pariah
    4.7 Frances Calderon de la Barca, "Mexican Servants," Life in Mexico During a Residence of Two Years in that
    , 1843

    Chapter 5: Progress and Modernization: The Elite's Strategy (1870-1929)
    5.1 Juan Bautista Alberdi, Immigration as a Means of Progress, 1853
    5.2 The Cuba Commission Report on Chinese Indentured Workers of 1876
    5.3 Pascual Coña, A Mapuche Chieftan Remembers "Pacification"
    5.4 Teresa González de Fanning, Concerning the Education of Women
    5.5 Frederick Upham Adams, The Conquest of the Tropics, 1914
    5.6 West Indian Strike Committee, Limón, Costa Rica. Notice to West Indian Farmers!
    5.7 Channing Arnold and Frederick J. Tabor Frost, The American Egypt: A Record of Travel in Yucatan, 1909
    5.8 W. E. Hardenburg, The Putumayo, The Devils Paradise, 1912

    Chapter 6: Worlds Connecting: Latin America in an Imperial Age
    6.1 Theodore Roosevelt, The Platt Amendment, 1902
    6.2 Philippe Bunau-Varilla, Panama: The Creation, Destruction and Resurrection
    6.3 Cartoons depicting U.S. racial stereotypes towards Latin America, 1899-1904
    6.4 José Martí, "The Truth about the United States," 1894
    6.5 Fanny Chambers Gooch Inglehart, Face to Face with the Mexicans
    6.6 Luisa Capetillo, "Men's Opinion About Women and My Own," 1916
    6.7 Photos of Belterra and Fordlandia, from Henry Ford Collection

    Chapter 7: Progress and its Discontents (1880-1920)
    7.1 Eucildes da Cunha, Rebellion in the Backlands
    7.2 José Enrique Rodó, Ariel, 1900
    7.3 Emiliano Zapata, The Plan of Ayala, 1911
    7.4 The Mexican Constitution of 1917, Articles 3, 27 and 123
    7.5 Alfonsina Storni, "An Old Story," 1919
    7.6 Cuban Tourism Materials, 1920s

    Chapter 8: The Depression and Authoritarian Populists (1930-1950)
    8.1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
    8.2 Lázaro Cárdenas, Messages to the Mexican Nation on the Oil Question, 1938
    8.3 "A Landowner's Account of Peasant Rebellion in El Salvador, 1932"
    8.4 Eyewitnesses to the Haitian Genocide of 1937
    8.5 Joana de Masi Zero, "Life of a Factory Worker Under Vargas"
    8.6 Magda Portal, Proletarian Song
    8.7 Eva Perón, In My Own Words, 1952
    8.8 Raúl Prebisch, A New Economic Model for Latin America, 1950

    Chapter 9: The Challenges of Modernity (1930-1950)
    9.1 Augusto Sandino, "To Abolish the Monroe Doctrine," 1933
    9.2 Pedro Campos Albizu, Puerto Rican Nationalism
    9.3 José Vasconcelos, The Cosmic Race, 1925
    9.4 José Carlos Mariátegui, On the Indigenous Problem, 1928
    9.5 Gilberto Freyre, The Masters and the Slaves, 1933
    9.6 Nicolás Guillén, "Son Number 6," 1947
    9.7 Alicia Moreau de Justo, "The Civil Emancipation of Women"
    9.8 Fida Kahlo, Self Portrait Along the Border Line with Mexico and the United States, 1932

    Chapter 10: Revolution and Reform in Latin America (1950-1980)
    10.1 Bolivian Legislative Decree no. 03464 Relative to Agrarian Reform, August 2, 1953
    10.2 Carolina Maria de Jesus, Child of the Dark, 1960
    10.3 Abdias do Nascimento, The Myth of Racial Democracy, 1968
    10.4 Fidel Castro, History Will Absolve Me, 1953
    10.5 Che Guevara, Socialism and Man in Cuba, 1965
    10.6 Régis Debray, "Conversations with Allende," The Chilean Revolution
    10.7 Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation
    10.8 Camilo Torres, Message to Christians
    10.9 The Puerto Rican Woman: Object of Population Control, 1976

    Chapter 11: Counter-Revolution in Latin America (1960-1980)
    11.1 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Cabot)
    11.2 Ernesto Cardenal, Somoza Unveils Somoza's Statue of Somoza at the Somoza Stadium, 1961
    11.3 John F. Kennedy, The Alliance for Progress, 1961
    11.4 The Brazilian Constitution of 1967
    11.5 Elena Poniatowska, Massacre in Mexico
    11.6 The U.S. Department of Defense, School of the Americas "Study Manual," Excerpts
    11.7 "The Call to the March of Empty Pots and Pans," 1971
    11.8 Peter Winn, Diary of a Coup, 1973
    11.9 Maria and Matthew Posner, Circle of Love Over Death: Testimonies of the Mothers of the Plaza del Mayo

    Chapter 12: The Late Cold War in Latin America (1970s-1990)
    12.1 Margaret Randall, Sandino's Daughters: Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle, 1995
    12.2 Maria da Silva Miguel, "The People is Poet," from The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation,
    12.3 Victor Montejo and Victor Perera, Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village, 1995
    12.4 Raymond Bonner, "Massacre of Hundreds Reported in Salvador Village," New York Times, January 27,
    12.5 Report of the Chilean Commission on Truth and Reconciliation, "The 1978-1990 Period"
    12.6 The Chiquita Papers, SEC Deposition Papers Detailing Payments to Guerilla and Paramilitary Groups,
    National Security Archives, Briefing Book, No. 586
    12.7 "The Interview of the Century," El Diario interviews Chairman Gonzalo, 1988
    12.8 Silvio Rodriguez Sings of the Special Period, 1999

    Chapter 13: Neo-Liberalism and its Discontents (1980-2015)
    13.1 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Inaugural Address, 1995
    13.2 Gary S. Becker, "Latin America Owes a Lot to Its Chicago Boys," 1997
    13.3 Supreme Decree No. 355, Creation of the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation, Chile, April 25, 1990
    13.4 Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional, "First Message from Lancandon Jungle," 1994
    13.5 Alonso Salazar, Born to Die in Medellin, 1990
    13.6 Carmen Naranjo Coto, "Women's Liberation from Servitude and Over-Protection," 1989
    13.7 Suzana Sawyer, "Suing Chevron Texaco"
    13.8 Gloria Anzaldúa, "To Live in the Borderlands Means You"

    Chapter 14: New Identities, New Politics (1980-2016)
    14.1 Rigoberta Menchú, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
    14.2 Jorge Esteves, "Ocama-Daca Taino (Hear Me, I am a Taino): Perspective of Jorge Estevez, a Taino from
    the Dominican Republic"
    14.3 Afro-Colombians and Law 70 of 1993
    14.4 Evo Morales, "Towards a New World Order for Living Well," Address to the Summit of the Group of 77,
    14.5 Richard Gott, Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
    14.6 Michelle Bachelet Inaugural Address, 2006

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