Latinoamérica: Presente y pasado (3rd Edition) (Spanish Edition)

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Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Third Edition, introduces students to the cultures and history of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Written in an easy-flowing, narrative style, this new edition continues to offer an extensive yet tangible view of Latin American history. Furthermore, Latinoamérica examines the Hispanic experience not only in Latin America, but also in the United States, a topic of increasing relevance and interest.

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Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Third Edition, introduces students to the cultures and history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Written in an easy-flowing, narrative style, this new edition continues to offer an extensive yet tangible view of Latin American history. Furthermore, Latinoamérica examines the Hispanic experience not only in Latin America, but also in the United States, a topic of increasing relevance and interest.

 

What’s new in the third edition?

· Each chapters now includes a synopsis that prepares the student for the chapter’s content.

 

· Chapter reorganization allows for easier navigation from topic to topic.

 

· A chapter has been added on Colombia and Venezuela, as well as increased coverage of countries from the Andean region, Central America, the southern cone, and the Caribbean.

 

· There is increased emphasis on the political and economic developments within Latin America.

 

· The text-specific Companion WebsiteTM at www.prenhall.com/latinoamerica features assessment tools to test the student’s comprehension of the chapter, links to Web sites expanding on the culture and history of Latin America, and a listing of recommended readings and films.

About the Author:

Arturo Fox was born in Cuba in 1935. Moved to the U.S. in 1962. U.S. citizen.

 

Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. of Havana, 1960; Ph.D. in Spanish with supporting program in Latin American Studies, Univ. of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1971.

 

Academic positions: Instructor of Spanish, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1963-66; Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA,1966-72; Assoc. Prof, 1972-79; Prof., 1979-98. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1972-74; Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, 1978-79; Chair, Dept. of Spanish, 1981-84, 1990-93; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, Central PA Consortium, 1968-77; Director, Colombia Semester Program, Central PA Consortium, 1977-78; Director, Dickinson in Málaga, Spain, , 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95.

 

Recongnitions: recipient of the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981; appointed William W. Edel Professor of Humanities ( honorary chair), 1992; biographical entry in Marquis “Who’s Who in America.

 

Publications: Tree college textbooks: Otras gentes, otros modos, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967; España: ida y vuelta, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981; Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Prentice Hall, 1998; 2003; Anecdotario del comandante, a novel, Ediciones Universal, 1976; El Edipo en Unamuno y el espejo de Lacan (literary criticism), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. I have also published numerous articles on Spanish and Spanish American authors which have appeared in U.S. and Spanish literary journals.

 

Travels: all countries of Western Europe, Hungary, Croatia, Servia-Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and five years of residence in Spain as director of Dickinson’s Malaga Program.

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