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Encyclopedia of Early Modern Latin America (1820s to 1900)
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  • Authored by: Monica A. Rankin, Volume Editor; Thomas M. Leonard, General Editor
  • From the Series: Latin American History and Culture
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  • ISBN-10: 1438163460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-6346-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 980
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Authoritative yet accessible, the Encyclopedia of Early Modern Latin America (1820s to 1900) covers the history and culture of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, examining Latin America's search for its own identity from the middle of the 19th century to the start of the 20th. This volume offers in-depth, heavily cross-referenced A-to-Z entries, drawing readers into the daily lives and achievements of the people who occupied the area during this period.

The encyclopedia begins with an introduction to the early modern period, followed by a detailed chronology. A collection of primary source documents gives a firsthand account of the major developments of the era. A glossary, bibliography, and index and hundreds of black-and-white images and maps round out this attractive and reliable resource.

Entries include:

  • Accessory Transit Company
  • Acre Province
  • Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society
  • Caudillo
  • Centralism
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Haiti Constitution of 1805
  • Porfirio Díaz
  • Junta de Información
  • Modernism
  • Old Republic
  • Texas Revolution.



About the Author(s)

Volume editor Monica A. Rankin, Ph.D., is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas and the director of the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives. She specializes in the history of Mexico, Latin America, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Rankin completed her Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Arizona in 2004. She is the author of ¡México, la patria! Propaganda and Production during World War II and The History of Costa Rica. She is co-author of a general textbook on Latin American history, Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance. Rankin is the recipient of research grants through the Fulbright Program, the Roosevelt Institute, the Truman Institute, and the UT–Dallas Center for U.S.-Latin American Initiatives.

General editor Thomas M. Leonard, Ph.D., is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of North Florida where he established and directed the International Studies Program and taught courses in Latin American history and U.S. foreign policy. He received a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's University, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. from American University. Among Leonard's publications on U.S.-Latin American relations are The United States and Central America, 1944–1949Panama, the Canal and the United StatesLatin America during World War II; and United States-Latin American Relations, 1850–1903. He also authored the Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations and two unique reference works: Day By Day: The Forties and Day By Day: The Seventies. Leonard received the presidential medal from his undergraduate alma mater, Mount St. Mary's University, in recognition of his contributions to the academic community.

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