State formation in Central America

Author: Howard H. Lentner
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015033105589
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

This analysis of the four basic components in the formation of states in Central America offers guidelines for understanding worldwide strivings for autonomy, unity, economic development, and democracy and examines Central American states and the impact of the United States on them.

State Formation and Democracy in Latin America 1810 1900

Author: Fernando López-Alves
Publisher:
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007307505
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

A comparative study of state formation in 19th-century Latin America that examines the different social and political paths that have led to democracy or military rule.

Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America

Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313300631
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: History

This work offers scholars and students a challenging collection of interpretations of and explanations for the ways in which ideologues and ideologies have played a key role in the political development of the Latin American continent.

Reinventing Legitimacy

Author: Damarys Canache
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313306680
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

An up-to-date assessment of the state of democracy in Venezuela.

Sugar and Power in the Dominican Republic

Author: Michael R. Hall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313311277
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Examines the powerful impact and development that the sugar industry had on U.S.-Dominican relations as the primary vehicle of reciprocal manipulation from 1958 to 1962.

Cuba and the Future

Author: Donald E. Schulz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313287848
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

Nine Cubanologists analyze the causes, nature, and scope of the Cuban crisis.

Authoritarianism in Latin America Since Independence

Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004004843
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: History

This edited collection explores how different dictators and authoritarian parties and factions have frequently succeeded in rising to power in modern Latin America, often retaining political and/or military control for long periods of time. The volume examines whether there are common factors within the Latin American sociopolitical, cultural, and historical context that have allowed authoritarianism to play such a fundamental and recurrent role in the continent's development. Including chapters on Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, and Honduras, the work will be of interest to scholars and students alike in comparative politics, Latin American history, and Latin American studies.

Mexico in the Age of Proposals 1821 1853

Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UOM:39015050106791
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a study of the political development of the many factions that surfaced in Mexico from the achievement of independence in 1821 to General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's last government in 1853-55. Paying particular attention to the writings of the main thinkers of the period and the ways in which they inspired or were betrayed by their respective factions, this volume concentrates on the evolution of the different factions (traditionalists, moderates, radicals, and "santanistas"), who sustained their beliefs at one point or another. It follows a chronological approach and puts significant emphasis to the way the hopes of the 1820s degenerated into the despair of the 1840s, and how these in turn affected the evolution of the different factions' political proposals. Political proposals and ideologies were important in independent Mexico; it was an age of proposals. Various constitutional projects were proposed, discussed, attempted, or dismissed. This study offers a comprehensive analysis of how the generalized liberal principles of early republican Mexico became fractured into numerous conflicting political proposals and movements. In response to the ever-changing political landscape of the new nation, the emergent Mexican political class was prevented from achieving the ever-evasive constitutional order, unity, progress, and stability all dreamed of experiencing when General Agustin de Iturbide marched into Mexico City on September 27, 1821. Appendices with a glossary, chronologies, and description of major personalities are included.

Tornel and Santa Anna

Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313309140
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Makes persuasive case that Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil, spin-doctor for Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, was an important figure in his own right, both as a politician and a writer. Emphasizes the 'great man' school of history, but forces the reader toc

Family and Favela

Author: Julio César Pino
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022780634
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

As a history of family life in the squatter settlements of Rio de Janeiro from the 1940s to the 1960s, this study shatters the myth of household disorganization said to be the norm among the urban poor. Using quantitative evidence, field reports by social workers, newspaper accounts, and the recollections of the squatters themselves, the study dissects household structure, economic activity, living standards, and political participation among the one million "favelados" (squatters) living in Rio by 1960, singling out three favelas for comparative analysis. "Favelados" prized family life, and most succeeded in holding their households together against daunting odds. Shantytowns provided residence close to the workplace, and some were erected literally in the shadow of the construction projects where the squatters worked. Indeed, the location and economic activity of the surrounding neighborhood largely determined the ability of the favela to survive. As squatters became an important part of the city work force, they mobilized to put pressure on the authorities to provide collective services like water and electricity.

Brutality and Benevolence

Author: Abel A. Alves
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004071069
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: History

The Spanish conquest of Mexico is examined from the entirely new perspective of human animal behavior, or human ethology. Aspects of material culture like food, clothing, and shelter are explored as they relate to species-specific tendencies, including benevolence, brutality, xenophobia, curiosity, hierarchy, reciprocity, and territoriality.

Colombia s Military and Brazil s Monarchy

Author: Thomas Millington
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004048010
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

This important new study relates the origin of the decline of republican politics in South America to the existence of monarchic rule in Brazil. Millington suggests that if the European-oriented monarchy in Brazil had been overthrown at the time of independence--something that the South American republics, led by Colombian power, had within their power to accomplish--the independence movements in Spanish South America would have been able to collaborate with emergent republican forces in Brazil in the construction of a continental, American-style system. By failing to challenge the monarchy in Brazil, the South American republics lost an important opportunity to disavow European-oriented principles of elitism in the New World.

Ambivalent Anti colonialism

Author: Cary Fraser
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X002452357
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: History

Until recently, historians have defined the Commonwealth Caribbean territories by their relationship with Britian and have attributed little importance to American relations with these territories. Fraser provides a reinterpretation of U.S. policy toward the West Indies since 1940. He establishes links between Afro-West Indian groups and African Americans who successfully influenced both American and British policy in the West Indies. Thus, he explores a little-understood and little-studied aspect of American policy toward Britain's disengagement from empire after 1945 and the way decolonization in the Caribbean helped to shape the pattern and strategy of the Anglo-American relationship from Roosevelt to Kennedy. The book will force a rethinking of American policy toward the West Indies since 1940, the impact of race on American foreign policy, and the historiography of inter-American relations.

Mexico faces the 21st century

Author: Donald E. Schulz
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015031858403
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

This book analyzes the crisis in Mexico and assesses the outlook for political stability and U.S.-Mexican relations.

Choice

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ISBN: UOM:39015079680479
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Best books