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The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Volume 7. Latin America since 1930: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

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Part of The Cambridge History of Latin America

Alan Knight, Peter H. Smith, Edelberto Torres Rica, James Dunkerley, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Rodolfo Cerdas Cruz, Louis A. Perez, Jorge Dominguez, Frank Moya Pons, David Nicolls, Robert W. Anderson, Michael Conniff, John Major
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  • Date Published: June 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521245180

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  • The volume consists of the separate histories of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Panama. Part One covers in depth the history of Mexico. Part Two deals with the five countries of Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Part Three covers Cuba, including the revolution, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. The fourth and final section is devoted to Panama, with a separate chapter discussing the history of the Canal Zone up to 1979.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "An impressive enterprise ... an authoritative survey by leading scholars based on the latest research, complemented with highly valuable bibliographical essays... sets a high standard and stakes a further claim to the maturity of the field of Latin American history." - Hispanic American Historical Review

    "The editor has continued to maintain a firm and judicious hand on the tiller of this tremendously ambitious historical project ... all the chapters are scholarly, solid and informative." - Bulletin of Latin American Research

    "... monumental undertaking ... the finest complete history of the region ... confirms the consistency and dispassionate readability of the previous volume." - Financial Times

    "Professor Bethell’s skilful editing has erected a monument to scholarship … His is a tremendous, awe-inspiring achievement." - Journal of Latin American Studies

    "a major collaborative enterprise which will stand for many years as the outstanding work of historical reference on the region." - History

    "This volume… continues a fine synthesis of Latin American history…serves as an excellent introduction to the region as well as an essential guide and reference for experienced scholars. As in earlier volumes, Leslie Bethell has excelled in giving the volumes remarkable coherence and comprehensiveness… The present volume provides the most comprehensive history of the last half century of the entire middle America region now available. It, along with the other volumes in the set, has already become a bible for graduate students…It is the essential reference and review work in Latin American history." - American Historical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521245180
    • length: 970 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    General preface
    Preface to volume 7
    Part I. Mexico:
    1. Mexico, c.1930–46 Alan Knight
    2. Mexico since 1946 Peter H. Smith
    Part II. Central America:
    3. Central America since 1930: an overview Edelberto Torres Rica
    4. Guatemala since 1930 James Dunkerley
    5. El Salvador since 1930 James Dunkerley
    6. Honduras since 1930 Victor Bulmer-Thomas
    7. Nicaragua since 1930 Victor Bulmer-Thomas
    8. Costa Rica since 1930 Rodolfo Cerdas Cruz
    Part III. The Caribbean:
    9. Cuba, c.1930–59 Louis A. Perez
    10. Cuba since 1959 Jorge Dominguez
    11. The Dominican Republic since 1930 Frank Moya Pons
    12. Haiti since 1930 David Nicolls
    13. Puerto Rico since 1930 Robert W. Anderson
    Part IV. Panama:
    14. Panama since 1903 Michael Conniff
    15. The Panama Canal Zone, 1904–79 John Major
    Bibliographical essays

  • Editor

    Leslie Bethell, University of London


    Alan Knight, Peter H. Smith, Edelberto Torres Rica, James Dunkerley, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Rodolfo Cerdas Cruz, Louis A. Perez, Jorge Dominguez, Frank Moya Pons, David Nicolls, Robert W. Anderson, Michael Conniff, John Major

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