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Keen's Latin American Civilization introduces readers to the sweeping panorama of Latin American history through a classic collection of primary documents. More than 140 readings, organized chronologically and placed in context by insightful introductory notes and essays, provide vivid glimpses of life in Latin America from the Conquest to the colonial and republican eras to contemporary Latin America. In the ninth edition, editors Robert Buffington and Lila Caimari document dramatic recent changes in Latin America, including the resurgence of leftist governments in South and Central America, the feminization of politics from the grassroots to the presidency, the devastating effects of narco-trafficking and political corruption on law and order, and growing concerns about the environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813344089
ISBN-10: 0813344085
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Robert M. Buffington

Robert Buffington is an associate professor in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lila Caimari is a researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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