Colonial Legacies: The Problem of Persistence in Latin American History

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More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how this heritage emerged from colonial institutions and how historians have tackled these legacies over the years, suggesting that these deep encumbrances are why the region has ...

Colonial Legacies: The Problem of Persistence in Latin American History 1999, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415921534

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Colonial Legacies: The Problem of Persistence in Latin American History 1999, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415921527

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