Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

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Unparalleled in its sweep, the Encyclopedia covers a region and a time span never before attempted in English. Its 5,300 entries over four volumes, organised in A-Z dictionary format, treat the entire territory of Spanish and Portuguese conquest and exploration in the New World from the windswept plains of Patagonia to the Alaskan harbour of Valdez to the island nations of the Caribbean. Each country is the subject of a narrative historical survey and a series of entries on its history and geography, its politics, constitutions, political parties, labour unions, and educational institutions. Cross-cultural essays elaborate the broad themes of Pan-American civilisation, the roles of women and the family, the history of African and native slavery, conquest, revolution, immigration, and political stability, the rise of industry and commerce, relations with the United States, and the exploration and protection of natural resources on two continents. The Encyclopedia is completely up-to-date and includes such controversies as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the changes in Haiti."
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; London : Simon & Schuster : Prentice Hall International, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780684192536
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Branch Call Number: 980.003 ENCYCLO 1996
Characteristics: 5 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm

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