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This collection offers powerful, fascinating biographies of ordinary people caught in the sometimes devastating historical changes that have occurred in Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound and often overwhelming transformations that have accompanied modernization in this century, The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America personalizes the impact that revolution, economic upheaval, urbanization, the destruction of community life, and the disruption of both traditional family and gender roles have had on Latin Americans.
The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America is an invaluable text for courses in Latin American studies. Nowhere else can such varied portraits be found as in these diverse and carefully researched essays written by leading scholars.