Introduction

  1. Thomas H. Holloway Professor of History President Executive Secretary of CLAH
  1. Thomas H. Holloway Professor of History President Executive Secretary of CLAH

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

How to Cite

Holloway, T. H. (2010) Introduction, in A Companion to Latin American History (ed T. H. Holloway), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch

Editor Information

  1. University of California at Davis, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California at Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131612

Online ISBN: 9781444391633

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Keywords:

  • compendium of descriptive and interpretive material - on history of Latin America;
  • chronologically organized units - indigenous and Iberian backgrounds, independence and establishment of new nations in 19th century;
  • Latin American history, and major transformations - Revolutions in Mexico and Cuba;
  • emergence of the United States - dominant presence in economic and political affairs of region;
  • Brazil's colonial trajectory, functioning constitutional monarchy - independence in 1822 to 1889 merits;
  • Central America, meta-narrative - a stage for US expansion in early twentieth century;
  • indigenous peoples, living in what is now called Latin America - with no conception of territory and peoples;
  • Mexico, might be placed in North America - but definitely, as part of Latin America for historians;
  • general term “America” - name of Amerigo Vespucci, navigator of Italian origin;
  • label Latin America, largely unquestioned currency in public - Economic Commission for Latin America

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coverage

  • What's in a Name?

  • bibliography