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Abolition

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9071 words.

The abolition of slavery in Latin America took place between the Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s and the 1880s when slavery was finally suppressed in Cuba (in 1886) and Brazil...

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Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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Agricultural Technologies

Angus Wright.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 22723 words.

The size and diversity of Latin America make it impossible to identify a characteristic “Latin American agricultural technology.” There are few types of agricultural technologies that are...

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Alexander Tilloch Galt

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1817–93)

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, one of the most prominent founders of the Dominion of Canada, was born in London on 6 September 1817. He died in Montreal on 19 ...

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Andean Contributions to Rethinking the State and the Nation

Marc Becker.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 10454 words.

The Andean region of South America is alternatively understood as a geographic, historical, or cultural area. The Spanish named the steep mountain slopes that parallel the Pacific coast...

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André Siegfried

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Politics.

(1875–1959).

Siegfried was a young French sociologist who toured Canada in 1904 and observed the Canadian general election in that year. Only 29, he had earlier written an...

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Andrés Bello

Iván Jaksic.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9566 words.

Andrés Bello (b. 1781–d. 1865) is widely recognized as a leading Latin American intellectual whose life spanned the late colonial period, the independence process, and the postindependence...

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Antislavery Narratives

William Luis.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 7077 words.

The antislavery narratives refer to a group of works written in Cuba during the late 1830s under the tutelage of Domingo del Monte, Cuba’s most important literary promoter of the century. A...

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Argentina in the Era of Mass Immigration

Alejandro Meter.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 6987 words.

In his exploration of the dichotomy between civilization and barbarism in 1845, Domingo F. Sarmiento, an Argentine intellectual who would become president some years later, proposed...

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Argentinian Literature

Graciela Montaldo.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 14205 words.

This entry is focused on Argentinean literature. Because of its historical context, Argentinean literature is more than poetry, fictions, or experimentations with writing; it is a political...

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