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Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean, 3rd Edition

 
 
 
 
Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean, 3rd Edition
Author: Peter Winn
ISBN 13: 9780520245013
ISBN 10: 520245016
Edition: 3
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2006-01-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 715
List Price: $34.95
 
 

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

"Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald

"This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs

"A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition. . .. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World

"Balanced and wide-ranging. . .. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development. . .. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

Balanced and wide-ranging, this companion volume to a PBS TV series uses a thematic rather than an encyclopedic approach to examine the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Winn, the academic director of the series and professor of history at Tufts University, ably integrates the PBS team's reportage with current scholarship in seven disciplines, ranging from anthropology to economics to sociology. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development by focusing on Argentina. He looks also at the uneven results of development under the Brazilian military. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations and the treatment of women. Concluding chapters address U.S. influence in the region, the history and future of revolution there and, briefly, Latin American influence in the U.S. Photos not seen by PW. (Jan.)