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Colonial legacies : the problem of persistence in Latin American history

Author: Jeremy Adelman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how this heritage emerged from colonial institutions and how historians  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History (form)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Adelman
ISBN: 041592152X 9780415921527 0415921538 9780415921534
OCLC Number: 39443847
Description: xii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Problem of persistence in Latin American history / Jeremy Adelman --
Europe and the Atlantic world / Philip D. Curtin --
Colonial Africa through the lens of colonial Latin America / Robert L. Tignor --
Financing empire: the European diaspora of silver by war / Barbara Hadley Stein and Stanley J. Stein --
Hegemonies old and new: the Ibero-Atlantic in the long eighteenth century / Kenneth R. Maxwell --
Dependency and the colonial heritage in southeastern mesoamerica / Robert W. Patch --
Agriculture and the colonial heritage of Latin America: evidence from Bourbon Mexico / Richard J. Salvucci --
The tricks of time: colonial legacies and historical sensibilities in Latin America / Steve J. Stern --
Argentines ponder the burden of the past / Tulio Halpern̕ Donghi --
The colonial past: conceptualizing post-Dependentista Brazil / Stuart B. Schwartz --
Furtado, social science, and history / Joseph L. Love --
The elision of the middle classes and beyond: history, politics, and development studies in Latin America's "short twentieth century" / Michael F. Jiménez.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Adelman.
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This collection of essays, framed by Jeremy Adelman's introduction, offers thought provoking confrontations with the colonial past of Latin America.  Read more...


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