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Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução

The Contemporary History of Latin America

By
Tulio Halperín Donghi
Tulio Halperín Donghi

Tulio Halperín Donghi is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

John Charles Chasteen is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Edited by
John Charles Chasteen
John Charles Chasteen

Tulio Halperín Donghi is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

John Charles Chasteen is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Duke University Press
ISBN electronic:
978-0-8223-9831-8
Publication date:
1993

For a quarter of a century, Tulio Halperín Donghi's Historia Contemporánea de América Latina has been the most influential and widely read general history of Latin America in the Spanish-speaking world. Unparalleled in scope, attentive to the paradoxes of Latin American reality, and known for its fine-grained interpretation, it is now available for the first time in English. Revised and updated by the author, superbly translated, this landmark of Latin American historiography will be accessible to an entirely new readership.

Beginning with a survey of the late colonial landscape, The Contemporary History of Latin America traces the social, economic, and political development of the region to the late twentieth century, with special emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a well-rounded and detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history.

This book will be of great interest to all those seeking a general overview of modern Latin American history, and its distinctive Latin American voice will enhance its significance for all students of Latin American history.

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