Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Contemporary Latin America: A Short History

Hanke, Lewis, Contemporary Latin America: A Short History, Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., 1968.

Reviewed in The Americas © 1969.

Reviewed in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.

From the author’s Preface:
My effort has been …to present in the text what appear to me to be the essential facts and the important developments. The documents, many of them written by Latin Americans, have been selected to reinforce and illuminate the text. They constitute a small but I believe representative selection from the literature available. A statement on the “sources of Information on Contemporary Latin America” has been added to guide the reader to other writings, because, like many authors, I cherish the hope that this introduction will stimulate more study of a region and peoples of permanent concern to our citizens…

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