Unfamiliar with Latin American history? A HISTORY OF MODERN LATIN AMERICA is written just for you. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other study aids are included to help you with research assignments and papers.