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Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Kenneth R. Mills
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 434 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0842029974


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The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

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Genre Book : Humor
Author Book : Jon Stewart
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 242 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0446532681


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For four decades, Herbert J. Gans has been one of the leading sociologists in the United States. His writing on American communities, culture, and ethnicity have been widely read here and elsewhere, and his incisive analyses of antipoverty policy and other social policies have been influential in many policy analysis offices and government agencies. This new collection of Gans's scholarly and other writings, including excerpts from his most prominent ethnographic books, The Urban Villagers, The Levittowners, and Deciding What's News, will be a thought-provoking resource for social scientists, students, and all those who care about America.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Herbert J. Gans
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 361 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0847690415


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Essays discuss Latin American societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, changing economic conditions, and historical developments in each country

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Leslie Bethell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 970 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521245176


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A leading authority on Latin American slavery has produced a major and original work on the subject. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the book brings together the recent findings on demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. The book also sheds new light on the processes of accomodation and rebellion and the experience of emancipation. Klein first traces the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America, and then depicts the life and culture which some twelve million slaves transported from Africa over five centuries experiences in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Particular emphasis is on the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, the single largest user of African slave labor. The book examines attempts of the African and American-born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture, including their adaption of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs. Klein also describes the type and intensity of slave rebellions. Finally the book considers the important and differing role of the "free colored" under slavery, noting the unique situation of the Brazilian free colored as well as the unusual mobility of the free colored in the French West Indies. The book concludes with a look at the post-emancipation integration patterns in the different societies, analyzing the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escaping from the old plantation regimes.

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Genre Book : Electronic books
Author Book : Herbert S. Klein Professor of History Columbia University
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 1986-09-25
Download Book : 325 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780195345391


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This book explores the impact of Latin America's political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere -- where the United States has been the central actor -- have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Roland H. Ebel
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Book : 1991-01-01
Download Book : 230 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0791406040


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While the U.S. has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering its borders, it has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences on democracy and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Coletta Youngers
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 414 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1588262545


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Power is understood to be manifested in a multiplicity of ways: through cosmology, economic control, and formal hierarchy. In the Native societies examined, power is continually created and redefined through individual life stages and through the history of the society. The important issue is autonomy - whether, or to what extent, individuals are autonomous in living their lives. Each author demonstrates that women in a particular cultural area of aboriginal North America had (and have) more power than many previous observers have claimed.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Laura F. Klein
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 294 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0806132418


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From the Salem witch trials to death row, this work is a gripping analysis of the evolution of punishment practices, policies, and problems in America.

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Genre Book : Law
Author Book : Cyndi Banks
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Book : 2005-01-01
Download Book : 319 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781851096763


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This volume seeks to contribute to an interdisci�plinary, comparative, and historical study of Western welfare states. It attempts to link their historical dynamics and contemporary problems in an international perspective. Building on collaboration between European-and American-based research groups, the editors have coordinated contributions by economists, political scientists, sociologists, and historians. The developments they analyze cover a time span from the initiation of modern national social policies at the end of the nineteenth century to the present. The experiences of all the presently existing Western European systems except Spain and Por�tugal are systematically encompassed, with com�parisons developed selectively with the experi�ences of the United States and Canada. The devel�opment of the social security systems, of public expenditures!and taxation, of public education and educational opportunities, and of income inequal�ity are described, compared, and analyzed for varying groupings of the Western European and North American nations. This volume addresses itself mainly to two audi�ences. The first includes all students of policy problems of the welfare states who seek to gain a comparative perspective and historical under�standing. A second group may be more interested in the theory and empirical analysis of long-term societal developments. In this context, the growth of the welfare states ranges as a major departure, along with the development of national states and capitalist economies. The welfare state is interpreted as a general phenomenon of modernization, as a product of the increasing differentiation and the growing size of societies on the one hand, and of processes of social and political mobilization on the other. It is an important element of the structural convergence of modern societies -- by its mere weight in all countries -- and at the same time a source of divergence by the variations within its institutional structure.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Peter Flora
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release Book : 1981-01-01
Download Book : 417 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1412836514