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Keen’s Latin American Civilization

Keen’s Latin American Civilization

History and Society, 1492 to the Present
December 2008
Trade Paperback · 576 Pages
$55.00 U.S. · $63.50 CAN · £36.99 U.K. · €39.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344089
Westview Press


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Keen's Latin American Civilization introduces readers to the sweeping panorama of Latin American history through a classic collection of primary documents. More than 140 readings, organized chronologically and placed in context by insightful introductory notes and essays, provide vivid glimpses of life in Latin America from the Conquest to the colonial and republican eras to contemporary Latin America. In the ninth edition, editors Robert Buffington and Lila Caimari document dramatic recent changes in Latin America, including the resurgence of leftist governments in South and Central America, the feminization of politics from the grassroots to the presidency, the devastating effects of narco-trafficking and political corruption on law and order, and growing concerns about the environment.

About the Authors

Robert Buffington is an associate professor in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  Lila Caimari is a researcher at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.