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The Penguin History of Latin America by Edwin Williamson
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Feb 19, 2013

bookshelves: 20th-century, latin-america, modern-history
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Survey history of Latin America divided into three sections, pre-independence, the nineteenth century and the twentieth century.

The chapters on the 20th century focus on a few individual countries, while the nineteenth century gets three sweeping overview chapters including one on literature and culture. The first section of the book covers the colonial period with a glance over the pre-colonial landscape.

The problem with this is that it falls between two stools, neither having a consistent focus on the development of one area all the way through nor a continuous overview of common trends.
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