Now in its fifth edition, this leading reader has been updated with new readings and visual sources. This edition includes an added final chapter on current social movements to help students reflect on the ecological realities that inform their world. In addition, the "Legacies of Colonialism" chapter has been restored to give students an understanding of the deep roots of the problems explored. Instead of a separate chapter on women and social change, women's voices have been woven more seamlessly throughout the book to reflect women's parity and equity in history. With its innovative combination of primary and secondary sources and thoughtful editorial analysis, this text is designed specifically to stimulate critical thinking in a wide range of courses on Latin American history since independence.
About the Author
James A. Wood is professor of Latin American history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. Anna Rose Alexander is assistant professor of history at California State University, East Bay.