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Readings on Latin America and its People, Volume 2 (Since 1800)

By Cheryl E. Martin, Mark Wasserman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2010

Description

Readings on Latin America and Its People emphasizes the texture of everyday life for men and women, young and old, rich and poor. 

 

Volume 2 presents a variety of primary sources from Latin America’s modern period, from the independence movements of the 19th century through the present day. 

Table of Contents

1.         Independence in Mexico

  • Letter of Chito Villagrán to Dr. Diego Antonio Rodríguez, June 8, 1812 in Eric Van Young, The Other Rebellion, pp. 190-191.
  • El Despertador Americano, January, 1881
  • Excerpt, Lucas Alamán, The Alhondiga
  • Agustín de Iturbide, Plan de Iguala

 

2.         Popular Participation in Nineteenth Century Politics

  • Parian riot 1829, descriptions
  • Huantla documents
  • 1830 in Venezuela, Williamson, Caracas Diary
  • Brantz Mayer, Mexico as It Was and as It Is

 

3.         War

  • Wars of Independence, Hippisley, A Journey to the Rivers Orinoco
  • Cost of War, Wars of Independence in Peru
  • War with the United States, Santa Anna, Autobiography
  • To Mexico with Taylor and Scott
  • Paraguayan War documents
  • Woodcuts from the Paraguayan War
  • Chaco War, Estigarribia memoirs
  • Soldaderas, from Smith and Judah and Gregg
  • Report of President Don Juan Rafael Mora on the Battle of Rivas Of April 11, 1856

 

4.         Everyday Life in the Countryside: Nineteenth Century

  • Coffee fazenda, from Gardner, Travels..
  • Fazenda, Agassiz, A Journey in Brazil
  • Life of a planter, from Burton, Explorations of the Highland of Brazil
  • Manioc, Kidder, Brazil and the Brazilians
  • Laundry, from Kidder, Brazil and the Brazilians
  • Indians, from Koster, Travels in Brazil
  • Indian dwelling, from Sartorius, Mexico about 1850
  • House in the Countryside, Mayer, Mexico as It Was and Is
  • Sertao, from Koster, Travels in Brazil
  • Mestizo dwelling, from Sartorius, Mexico about 1850
  • Gaucho, Head, Journeys across the Pampas
  • Religious festival, from Kidder, Sketches of a Residence
  • Priests, from Gardner, Travels in the Interior of Brazil
  • Mining, from Burton, Highlands of Brazil

 

5.         Everyday Life: Slaves

  • Montejo, The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave
  • Wetherell, Stray Notes from Bahia (2)           
  • Burton, Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil (2)
  • Wetherell, Stray Notes from Bahia
  • Slave Auction, Stewart, Personal Record
  • Corporal Punishment, Graham, Journal of a Voyage to Brazil

 

6.         Everyday Life: Cities in the Nineteenth Century

  • Creoles in Mexico City, from Sartorius, Mexico about 1850
  • Rio de Janeiro, from Graham
  • Rio de Janeiro, from Kidder, Brazil and the Brazilians
  • Bahia, from Maria Dundas Graham, Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
  • Free Blacks, from Graham
  • Buenos Aires, Stewart, The Personal Record of a Cruise
  • Buenos Aires, Francis Bond Head, Journeys across…
  • Ceará, from Henry Koster, Travels in Brazil
  • Ecuador, Hassaurek, Four Years among the Ecuadorians
  • Mendoza, Francis Bond Head, Journeys across…
  • Life in Town, from Sartorius
  • Day of the Dead, from Sartorius
  • Religious Festival, C.S. Stewart, The Personal Record of a Cruise
  • Carnival, Wetherell, Brazil: Stray Notes from Bahia
  • Funerals, Kidder, Sketches…

 

7.         The Military

  • Statement of Carlos Ibañez of Chile on the role of the military
  • General Benavides last will and testament 1931
  • Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Relations,  Understanding the Brazilian Armed Forces
  • Tobás Barros, Description of a Chilean recruit
  • Military Budget 1840, from Mayer, Mexico as it was and as it is.
  • Soldiers, from W. R. Carson, Mexico: Wonderland of the South
  • Kate Doyle, “Reporting on the Mexican Military”
  • Torture in Brazil
  • Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior

 

8.         Everyday Life in the Countryside: Twentieth Century

  • Subsistence Agriculture in Guatemala, Joseño
  • Export Agriculture, Ruhl, The Central Americans
  • Vanilla farmers, The Herald Mexico
  • NAFTA, Cevallos
  • Land Reform Bolivia, La Revolución nacional
  • The Cuban Land Reform, Che Guevara
  • Brazil, Agrarian policy, National Commission
  • Brazil, Land Reform, Steven Schwartzman
  • San José Disputes with San Martín over Water Rights, from Son of Tecún Uman
  • Deforestation in the Amazon, Rhett Butler
  • Earth Flies in All Directions: The Daily Lives of Women in Minas Gerais

 

9.         Everyday Life: Cities in the Twentieth Century

  • Rio de Janeiro, from H. J. Holland, To the River Plate and Back
  • Montevideo, from H. J. Holland, To the River Plate and Back
  • Immigrant Buenos Aires, from One Family, Two Worlds (2)
  • Mexico City, from Carlos Moncivais, Mexican Postcards
  • Map, Mexico City 1910
  • The Sánchez Family Revisited

 

10.       Mexican Revolution

  • Program of the Liberal Party 1906
  • Plan de San Luis Potosí
  • Plan de Ayala
  • Villa’s memoirs
  • Corridos
  • John Reed, Insurgent Mexico
  • B. Traven, The General from the Jungle
  • Fuentes, The Death of Artemio Cruz

 

11. Time of the Terror and Civil Wars

  • Street Song v. Allende
  • Argentina, Never Again
  • Carlos Godoy
  • Bornemann, Surviving Mexico’s Dirty War
  • Amnesty International: Summary of Concerns 1980-1995.
  • Americas Watch Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union,
  • Report on Human Rights in El Salvador, Chapter Four: The Right to Humane Treatment and Physical Integrity
  • “Lupe” in The Hour of the Poor, The Hour of Women: Salvadoran Women Speak.
  • We Value Life Very Deeply: Five Centuries of Struggle, in
  • The Granddaughters of Ixmucané: Guatemalan Women Speak
  • Doris Tijerino, in Sandino’s Daughters Revisited
  • Dom Hélder Camara, Revolution through Peace

 

12.       The New Latin America

  • Forty Years of Fighting for Paz, Sovereignty and Social Justice, FARC
  • EZLN’s Declaration of War “Today we Say Enough is Enough
  • Kirchner’s Speech to the Council of the Americas, 9/21/2006
  • Guide for the Mexican Migrant
  • CONAIE’s Sixteen demands
  • CONAIE’s Sixteen Points
  • CONAIE convokes an Uprising

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