By Benjamin Keen, Keith Haynes

This best-selling textual content for introductory Latin American background classes, A heritage of Latin the United States, encompasses political and diplomatic conception, classification constitution and fiscal association, tradition and faith, and the surroundings. The integrating framework is the dependency conception, the preferred interpretation of Latin American historical past, which stresses the industrial dating of Latin American international locations to wealthier countries, rather the United States.Spanning pre-historic occasions to the current, A background of Latin the United States makes use of either a chronological and a nation-by-nation method, and contains the latest old research and the main up to date learn. this can be the main streamlined and cohesive variation but, with large additions to pedagogy and bankruptcy content material. accelerated insurance of social and cultural historical past contains girls, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino peoples.

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