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By Benjamin Keen, Keith Haynes

The best-selling textual content for introductory Latin American historical past classes, A background OF LATIN the USA encompasses political and diplomatic idea, classification constitution and financial association, tradition and faith, and the surroundings. The integrating framework is the dependency concept, the preferred interpretation of Latin American historical past, which stresses the commercial dating of Latin American countries to wealthier international locations, quite the us. Spanning pre-historic occasions to the current, A background OF LATIN the USA takes either a chronological and a nation-by-nation strategy, and contains the newest historic research and the main up to date scholarship. The 9th variation comprises multiplied insurance of social and cultural background (including song) all through and elevated cognizance to ladies, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino humans assures good balanced assurance of the region's diversified histories.

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