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An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

1st Edition

By Michael LaRosa, German R. Mejia


184 pages

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An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible in clearly drawn black-and-white maps and accompanying text. Fully up to date, it provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.

The Atlas is ideal for beginning through advanced college students, area specialists, and secondary school AP students. It demonstrates the close linkages between Latin American history, culture, economic development, and geographic realities. Each entry and map is accompanied by a brief, carefully selected bibliography.


"Organizing my Latin American History survey courses around major topics, I have long looked for ways to give students a clear sense of chronological and geographical contexts. LaRosa and Mejia come to the rescue with this innovative and extremely attractive volume. An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History successfully combines brightly written, up-to-date syntheses of major processes and events with focused historical maps. This wedding of the analytical with the visual vividly clarifies history, at the same time motivating readers to study further."

— Steve Stein, University of Miami

"LaRosa and Meija have provided a very clever and practical atlas/survey for Latin America. For instructors dedicated to integrating geography and history in the classroom, this book is a must. For the aficionado of Latin America, this book is a 'go-to-guide' for quick reference and insightful tables ranging from the traditional administrative districts of Bourbon reforms to the impact of the Great Depression to deforestation rates in the twentieth century."

— Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, University of Mississippi

Table of Contents

1. The Land and Its Peoples

2. America Before 1500

3. Science, Exploration, and Expansion

4. The Iberian Conquest of America

5. America Under Hapsburg Rule

6. America Under Bourbon Rule

7. From Autonomy to Independence

8. America in the Nineteenth Century

9. Latin American Economies in the Twentieth Century

10. Demographics: American Population in the Twentieth Century

11. Political, Social, and Cultural Issues

12. Revolutionary Movements


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy