Latin America since Independence

Author(s): 
Dawson, Alexander
ISBN: 
9780415854375
Date published: 
August 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£34.99

While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole.