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Americanos by John Charles ChasteenA premier volume in Oxford's Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. - Amazon.ca
Call Number: F 1412 C48 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-06
Bolivar by Marie AranaAn authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman examines his life against a backdrop of the tensions of nineteenth-century South America, covering his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist, and diplomat.
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture by John King (Editor)Specially-commissioned essays analyze Latin American history, politics, art and literature from the nineteenth century to the present and reveal the common heritage of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. Although the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s differed greatly geographically and demographically (in ethnic composition and economic resources), they also shared distinct historical and cultural traits. A chronology and guide to further reading make this volume an invaluable introduction to the rich and varied culture of modern Latin America. - Amazon.ca
Call Number: F 1408.3 C36 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-29
Che Guevara by Nick CaistorAn accessible and well-researched biography that explores the life and ideas of an iconic revolutionary. - Amazon.ca
Call Number: F 2849.22 G85 C34 2010
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
The Conquistadors by Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-ArmestoWith startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played, and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible.
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History by Jose C. Moya (Editor)This Oxford Handbook surveys the large and growing field of Latin American history by bringing together the principal themes and approaches over the past three decades. Essays address indigenous peoples of the region, colonial history, independence movements, rural history, slavery and race,
European and Asian immigration, labor movements, gender and sexuality, popular religion, family and childhood, economic history, politics, and disease and medicine. The contributors include top scholars in the field. - Amazon.ca
Call Number: F 1410 O95 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-05
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