Volume III opens with five chapters which survey the revolutions and wars of independence in Spanish America and the relatively peaceful transition to independence in Brazil during the first quarter of the nineteenth century - after three centuries of Spanish and Portuguese rule. Part Two is devoted to the Caribbean and consists of chapters on Haiti, the former French colony and the first independent Latin American republic, Santo Domingo, the former Spanish colony, and on Cuba, which remained a Spanish colony, from the late eighteenth century to c. 1870. Parts Three and Four, the central core of this volume, examine the economic, social and political history of Latin America during the first half-century after independence. There are two general chapters on post independence Spanish America, followed by chapters on Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, Chile and the River Plate republics, and there are two chapters on the empire of Brazil.
"A particularly commendable feature of this scholarly undertaking lies in the fact that the corps of historians who have contributed to these volumes have, in many cases, read one another's essays, and have commented critically and offered helpful suggestions as the project went forward. This has resulted in an optimum degree of competency and high level of scholarship. The material presented and the varying interpretaions offered combine to form a highly readable text and most enjoyable experience for the reader. A carefully detailed index is to be found in each volume. In addition, all three tomes, taken together, contain more than 200 pages of richly documented bibliographic materials, based on the subject matter of each chapter." Solomon Lipp, Revista Canadiense De Estudios Hispanicos "A superbly integrated collection of eighteen essays by some of the very best historians of Latin America." Hispanic American Historical Review
List of maps; General preface; Preface to Volume 3; Part I. Independence: 1. The origins of Spanish American Independence John Lynch; 2. The Independence of Mexico and Central America Timothy Anna; 3. The Independence of Spanish South America David Bushnell; 4. The Independence of Brazil Leslie Bethell; 5. International politics and Latin American Independence D. A. G. Waddell; A note on the church and the Independence of Latin America Leslie Bethell; Part II. The Caribbean: 6. Haiti and Santo Domingo: 1790-c.1870 Frank Moya Pons; 7. Cuba from the middle of the eighteenth century to c.1870 Hugh Thomas; Part III. Spanish America after Independence: 8. Economy and society in post-Independence Spanish America Tulio Halperin Donghi; 9. Politics, ideology and society in post-Independence Spanish America Frank Safford; 10. Mexico from Independence to 1867 Jan Bazant; 11. Central America from Independence to c.1870 R. L. Woodward; 12. Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador: the first half-century of independence Malcolm Deas; 13. Peru and Bolivia from Independence to the War of the Pacific Heraclio Bonilla; 14. Chile from Independence to the War of the Pacific Simon Collier; 15. The River Plate Republics from Independence to the Paraguayan War John Lynch; Part IV. Brazil after Independence: 16. Brazil from Independence to the middle of the nineteenth century Leslie Bethell and Jose Murilo de Carvalho; 17. Brazil from the middle of the nineteenth century to the Paraguayan War Richard Graham; Part V. Cultural Life: 18. The literature, music and art of Latin America from Independence to c.1870 Gerald Martin; Bibliographical essays; Index.
Series: The Cambridge History of Latin America : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 1st August 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 1.42