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Human Tradition of Modern Lat PB : Latin American Silhouettes (Paperback) - William H. Beezley

Human Tradition of Modern Lat PB

Latin American Silhouettes (Paperback)

By: William H. Beezley (Editor), Judith Ewell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th April 2010
ISBN: 9780842026130
Number Of Pages: 277

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SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America. This collection offers powerful, fascinating biographies of ordinary people caught in the sometimes devastating historical changes that have occurred in Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound and often overwhelming transformations that have accompanied modernization in this century, The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America personalizes the impact that revolution, economic upheaval, urbanization, the destruction of community life, and the disruption of both traditional family and gender roles have had on Latin Americans. The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America is an invaluable text for courses in Latin American studies. Nowhere else can such varied portraits be found as in these diverse and carefully researched essays written by leading scholars.

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This well-researched and well-written book is good reading and offers new insights into Latin America.--Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia

Introduction
The Independence Generations: Between Colony and Republic, 1780-1830p. 1
Agustin Marroquin: The Sociopath as Rebelp. 3
Maria Antonia Muniz: Frontier Matriarchp. 27
The First Republican Generations: Between American Barbarism and European Civilization, 1825-1875p. 37
Carlota Lucia de Brito: Women, Power, and Politics in Northeast Brazilp. 41
Rosa Dominga Ocampos: A Matter of Honor in Paraguayp. 53
The Fin de Siecle Generations: The Tension between Decadence and Progress, 1870-1900p. 63
Mexican Sartre on the Zocalo: Nicolas Zuniga y Mirandap. 65
Emilio and Gabriela Coni: Reformers, Public Health, and Working Womenp. 77
Mandeponay: Chiriguano Indian Chief in the Franciscan Missionsp. 93
New-Century Generations: Revolution and Change in the Cities and the Countryside, 1900-1920p. 111
Juan Esquivel: Cotton Plantation Tenantp. 113
The Rough-and-Tumble Career of Pedro Crespop. 131
Miguel Rostaing: Dodging Blows on and off the Soccer Fieldp. 147
Midcentury Generations, 1920-1959p. 161
Pagu: Patricia Galvao - Rebelp. 165
Ofelia Dominguez Navarro: The Making of a Cuban Socialist Feministp. 181
Ligia Parra Jahn: The Blonde with the Revolverp. 205
Contemporary Generations, 1959 to the Presentp. 223
Irma Mullerp. 225
Maria Ferreira dos Santosp. 239
Leticia: A Nicaraguan Woman's Strugglep. 255
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780842026130
ISBN-10: 0842026134
Series: Latin American Silhouettes (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 16th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.32  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.42