Latin America, a modern history.

Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1958] .

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Subjects Amérique latine -- Histoire.
Latin America -- History.
Latin America.
South America -- History.
Series University of Michigan history of the modern world.
Description xiii, 579, xx pages maps 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1958]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 545-562) Bibliography: pages 571-579.
Contents Central America : Jose Arce and Francisco Morazan -- The Epoch of Rafael Carrera -- The Epoch of Justo Rufino Barrios -- The End of the century -- Formation and collapse of La Gran Colombia : The Formation -- Political ideas of Bolivar -- The Dissolution -- Republics of the northern Andes : Summary of similarities -- Venezuela -- Ecuador -- Colombia -- Republics of the southern Andes : Conflicts and contrasts -- Chile -- Bolivia -- Peru -- The Plata nations : Physical environment and political trends -- Argentina -- Uruguay -- Paraguay -- From empire to republic in Brazil : Emperor Pedro I -- Pedro II, America's last monarch -- Early years of the Republic.
Continued 1 : Foreign relations during the wars for independence : Colonial background -- Policy summary and forecast -- Early revolutionary schemes of England and France -- Influence of French radical ideas and the example of the United States -- Treading the wine press alone -- British policy -- The Monroe Doctrine -- The Early National Period : The New nations and their problems : Anglo-Saxon and Latin America : a contrast -- Major political issues in domestic politics -- The Frustration of humanitarian ideals -- Conflicts of church and state -- Turbulence and tyranny -- Haiti and the Dominican Republic : Haiti -- The Dominican Republic -- Mexico : Fifty years of turmoil -- Benito Juarez and the reform movement -- The Diaz despotism.
Continued 2 : The Recent period : Dynamics of Latin-American economic development : Latin America's decided dependence upon foreign trade and foreign capital -- An Appraisal of the advantages and risks of foreign dynamic forces -- Northern Latin America : the island republics : Economic, political, and social trends -- Cuba libre -- The Dominican Republic and Haiti -- Northern Latin America : Mexico and Central America : Revolutionary Mexico : From Madero to Calles -- Revolutionary Mexico : Cardenas and his successors -- Panama, comparatively stable and democratic -- Other middle American countries -- Northern South America, Peru, and Bolivia : Economic and social trends -- Reform and reaction in Colombia -- Venezuela's increasing wealth and persistent despotism -- Liberalism and militarism in Ecuador -- Civilian dictatorship and military despotism in Peru -- Liberalism, militarism, and radicalism in Bolivia.
Intellectual life : Latin America's intellectual revolution -- Writers of the Caribbean countries and Mexico -- Some literary lights of the Bolivarian countries -- A Sample of the literate of Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina -- Some Brazilian literary figures -- A Summary view of Foreign Impacts : expansion of foreign relationships -- Boundary disputes and rivalries for naval bases, coaling stations, and interoceanic routes -- Troubles arising from foreign commerce, immigrants, and investments -- Coercion by foreign powers -- Bulwarks of Latin-American security.
Latin America in world politics : Increasing involvement -- The Pan-Hispanic movement -- French criticisms of the Latin-American policy of the United States -- European propaganda and Latin-American attitude during World War I -- Latin America and the League of Nations -- Later Spanish propaganda -- Bitter French comments of the 1920's -- An epoch of comparative harmony in Inter-American relations -- Latin-American civilization at mid-century : Salient characteristics and patterns of value -- Major causes of retardation -- Hope for a brighter future.
Relations with Great Britain and the United States : Early evidence of mutual jealousies -- The Panama Congress of 1826 -- Reciprocal suspicions regarding Cuba -- Mexico the buffer -- Rivalry in Central America -- The British recession -- Efforts to revoke the Clayton-Bulwer Pact -- The Venezuelan crisis -- Latin America and Latin Europe : Spain unreconciled -- The Swarming of the Italians -- French aggressiveness -- The Persistence of Gallic influence -- Latin-American Interrelations : the First Pan-American conference : Discords preventing effective collaboration -- Nineteenth-century wars -- Pacific settlement disputes -- The Movement for Latin-American solidarity -- The First Pan-American Conference.
Southern south America and Brazil : Economic and social trends -- Reform in Uruguay -- Turmoil and tranquillity in Paraguay -- "Radicalism", conservative reaction, and "peronism" in Argentina -- Chile's troublesome economy and restless democracy -- Economic instability and machine politics in Brazil -- The Getiulio Vargas epoch -- Some literary masters : Latin America's literary and artistic attainments -- Cuba's Martii -- Gutiierrez Niajera and Nervo of Mexico -- Nicaragua's Dariio -- Peru's Chocano -- Josie Asuncion Silva of Colombia -- Rodio, Uruguay's master of prose -- Pensadores and social critics : Varona of Cuba -- Mexico's Caso -- Argentina's ingenieros -- A Sample of Latin America's social critics -- Some outstanding novelists.
Spanish achievements in America during the sixteenth century : Discovery of the shape and location of the Americans -- Chronology of the conquest -- Fall of the Aztec confederacy -- Subjugation of the Mayas -- Conquest of the Inca empire -- Subjugation of the Chibchas -- Conquest of the less civilized tribes -- The Search for other Mexicos and other Perus -- Establishment of Spanish institutions and transfer of Spanish culture -- Corsairs, trade regulations, taxes -- Prominent viceroys of the century -- The Founding of Brazil : Portugal's greatest overseas achievement -- Early indifference -- The Portuguese crown takes charge of the colony -- Foreign aggressions and Indian wars -- Brazil at the end of the sixteenth century.
Spanish America under the later Hapsburgs (1598-1700) : Colonial handicaps -- Colonial expansion ; conquistadores of the Cross -- Labor and politics -- Intellectual life -- Spanish America under the Bourbons : Character of the Spanish Bourbons -- Commercial reforms -- Administrative reforms ; expulsion of the Jesuits -- The Missions and expansion of the frontiers -- Colonial society and culture at the end of the century -- The Work of Spain in America : an appraisal -- Brazil under the Braganzas : Character of the Braganzas -- The Foreign menace -- Brazil's "westward movement" -- Administrative organization and policies -- Brazil at the end of the colonial period -- Beginning of the struggle for self-government : Causes and character of the conflict -- The "Percursors" -- Political conditions in Spain -- Failure of the early strivings for self-government.
The Colonial period : The Physical environment : Definition of Latin America -- General aspects of the physical environment -- Mexico -- Central America and the west Indies -- South America -- The First Americans : First occupants of the new world -- The Cradle of native civlization -- The Subjects of Montezuma -- Apartment dwellers of the Southwest -- The Chibchas of Cundinamarca -- Empire-builders of the Andes -- Cultural achievements of the first Americans -- Old world backgrounds : The Earliest civilization and their expansion -- The Renaissance and the age of discovery -- Spain : its people and its rulers -- Portuguese background -- Colonial assistants and rivals.
The Winning of independence : From failure to success -- San Martin and the emancipation of Chile -- The Expedition to Peru -- Bolivar and the liberation of northern South America -- The Emancipation of Peru and Charcas -- The Separation of Mexico and Central America -- Prince Pedro and the separation of Brazil.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Latin America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)727160
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rippy, J. Fred 1892-1977.
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