Prof. of History Emeritus Mark Wasserman has just published MODERN LATIN AMERICA SINCE 1800: EVERYDAY LIFE AND POLITICS. At 278 pages, it is the most succinct, thorough history of the region and its people.
MODERN LATIN AMERICA includes special features: Latin America Lives, Slice of Life, How Historians Understand, and Nature’s Way. Priced at $34.95, it is less than half the cost of its competitors.
eBook ISBN; 978-3-030-96185-5
Print ISBN; 978-3-030-96184-8
“Modern Latin America…Covering the sweep of Latin American f the everyday experiences of the people who made it. Modern Latin America tells the story of the forces that shaped the region and how people from various walks of life negotiated the changing dynamics of race, class, gender, political conflict and power to create the societies of today. Integrating current scholarship, the book covers the major themes and events of Latin American history while breaking away from the dry history of states and institutions to provide a window on the dynamics of how people shaped, were impacted by, and lived their history.”
Paul Hart, Professor of History and Director of the Center for International Studies, Texas State University
“Modern Latin America… is an engaging account that effectively weaves the economic, cultural, social, and political histories of the region. Wasserman has a keen eye, recognizing the challenges that Latin America’s diverse population have confronted over the centuries. “Nature’s Way” one of the special features in each chapter, is a welcome addition at a time when disease and climate change surround us.”
Sandra Mendiola García, Associate Professor of History, University of North Texas
“The strength of Modern Latin America resides in Wasserman’s ability to present to students in jargon-free language a balanced interpretation of Latin American history, one that seamlessly integrates a discussion of political economy with an astute and sympathetic rendering of “everyday life” from the perspective of los de abajo. Narrative portals in each chapter help the students to understand the prcess of historical inquiry and to grasp a deeper sense of the historical context, including a new feature that examines environmental forces. This new edition brings the narrative up to the present and offers the instructor ample opportunity to develop the survey course in any number of possible directions.”
Eric Zolov, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Stony Brook University of the State University of New York