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Latin America In The World Economy

Mercantile Colonialism To Global Capitalism, 1st Edition

By Frederick Stirton Weaver


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Latin America in the World Economy considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his skillful approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have

Table of Contents

The Changing World Economy: Introduction and Early History -- Competitive Capitalist Industrialization, Free Trade Imperialism, and Latin American Independence, 1700-1850 -- Finance Capitalism, the New Imperialism, and Latin American Export Economies, 1850-1930 -- Modern Times, Bretton Woods, and Transnational Corporations, 1920-1970s -- Import Substitution and Semi-Industrialization in Latin America, 1930-1970s -- International Competition and the Dissolution of Modern Times -- Debt, Democracy, and Uncertain Transformations: Latin America in a New World

About the Author

Frederick Stirton Weaver is professor of economics and history at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His publications include the Inside the Volcano: History and Political Economy of Central America (Westview, 1994).

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