Thursday, December 13, 2012

Latin America: A Concise Interpretive History

Burns, E. Bradford, Latin America: A Concise Interpretive History, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1972.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1973.

Cited in Latin American History: The Whole Story, and Surveying the Past: Latin American History Textbooks and Readers.

1.) The Origins of Multiracial Society
The Land
The Indian
The European
Confrontation and Conquest
The African

2.) The Institutions of Empire
Land and Labor
The State
The Church

3.) Independence
A Changing Mentality Begets New Attitudes and Action
The Slaves Declare Haiti’s Independence
An Unsuccessful Popular Revolution in Mexico
Elitist Revolts

4.) National Consolidation
The Transfer and Legitimization of Power
The Tense Societies
Economic Stagnation

5.) The Emergence of the Modern State
Political Stability
Economic Prosperity
The Social Milieu
Continuity and Change
The Presence of the United States

6.) The Past Repudiated
The Middle Sectors in Politics
Mexico’s Violent Response to the Past
Nationalism as a Force for Change
Changing Racial Attitudes

7.) Development, Democracy, and Disillusionment
The Rocky Road to Development
The Flirtation with Democracy
The Revolutionary Option

Statistical Tables



List of Maps

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