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Latin America In Crisis

1st Edition

By John W. Sherman


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Latin America in Crisis builds a clear-eyed consideration of the fundamental economic and political realities of Latin America today onto a framework of introductory history. It is a concise core text for Latin American survey courses that require both a historical perspective and an attention to contemporary issues. In its focus on patterns of pol

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: "Why Is Latin America Poor?, Part I Historical Latin America, 2 A People of Conquest, 3 The Colonial Centuries, 4 Progress and Populism, Part II Revolution and Counterrevolution, 5 Nationalism and the Military Response, 6 Revolution in Central America, 7 Christianity and Counterinsurgency, Part III Contemporary Latin America, 8 The Politics of Control, 9 Big Money: Debt and Wealth Extraction, 10 Latin America in Perpetual Crisis, Epilogue: A Strange World

About the Author

John W. Sherman is a historian with expertise in twentieth-century Mexico. Sherman earned his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in 1994 prior to returning to his native Ohio to assume a professorship at Wright State University. His recent publications include, The Mexican Right: The End of Revolutionary Reform, 1929-1940, and "The Mexican `Miracle' and its Collapse, 1946-1973" in the Oxford History of Mexico.

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