The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

TitleThe Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMoya, Jose C.
Number of Pages547
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
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The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History brings together seventeen articles that survey the recent historiography of the colonial era, independence movements, and postcolonial periods. The articles span Mexico, Spanish South America, and Brazil. They begin by questioning the limitations and meaning of Latin America as a conceptual organization of space within the Americas and how the region became excluded from broader studies of the Western hemisphere. Subsequent articles address indigenous peoples of the region; rural and urban history; slavery and race; African, European, and Asian immigration; labor; gender and sexuality; religion; family and childhood; economics; politics; and disease and medicine. In so doing, they bring together traditional approaches to politics and power, while examining the quotidian concerns of workers, women and children, peasants, and racial and ethnic minorities.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195166217.001.0001
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