An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to both the human and physical geography of Latin America and the social, cultural, political and economic events that have defined its history. Featuring 77 maps and accompanying text, the book provides topical overviews of the key developments and movements in Latin American history, ranging from the earliest human settlement to the present day. The fully updated second edition includes a new chapter on Latin America in the 21st century, featuring maps and essays on topics ranging from sports and telenovelas to the growth of the Latin American middle class and the rise and ebb of left-leaning political movements. Highly readable and beautifully designed, An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History 2e remains an engaging resource for students and others interested in Latin American history, politics, and culture.
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 the Bourbon Rule
7. From Autonomy to Independence
8. Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
9. Latin American Economics in the Twentieth Century
10. Demographics and Population in the Twentieth Century
11. Political, Social and Cultural Issues
12. Revolutionary Movements
13. Latin America in the New Millennium
Michael J. LaRosa is Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College, Memphis, and Series Editor of Routledge’s "Latin American Tópicos."
Germán R. Mejía is Professor of History and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.