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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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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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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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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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Army of Chile in the 19th Century

Joaquín Fernández Abara and Juan Luis Ossa.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9148 words.

To define the concept of armed forces in 19th-century Chile is a complex task, as their evolution is embedded in the process of state-building, originally characterized by the...

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Asian Art and Its Impact in the Americas, 1565–1840

Dennis Carr.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 12731 words.

Between 1565 and 1815, the Spanish viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru imported vast quantities of Asian export goods shipped across the Pacific, becoming one of the most important trade...

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Asian-Peruvian Literature

Ignacio López-Calvo.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 12615 words.

In the early 21st century most people of Asian descent in Peru are of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean origin. The Korean community is by far the smallest of the three, with approximately two...

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