"In sum, an engaging text based on recent interpretations that will appeal to those who appreciate a conceptual and topical approach to Latin American history. Recommended. All levels/libraries." (Choice, 1 March 2011)
"Nothing is more important than to communicate up-to-date scholarship to students in a lucid and reasonable manner. It seems to me that [this] textbook is remarkably successful in both these respects." (British historian
, Eric J Hobsbawn
, 1 October 2012)
"Teresa Meade’s A History of Modern Latin America
brings a new approach to introducing students to the region. Using exciting themes like class, gender, and ethnicity, she compares and contrasts places and peoples, some well known and others less familiar. In doing so Meade makes connections between events that are often ignored, showing readers that history is not simply hero worship and that historians are not simply document readers."
—Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University
"Clearly written, conceptually accessible, comprehensive, and broad in scope, Teresa Meade’s text is an excellent alternative for survey courses on Latin America. Meade both reflects recent conceptual innovations in the field, and provides a consistent and comprehensive narrative and periodization. Not only will this text provide a reliable guide for undergraduates, but professors will also find themselves stimulated to rethink their own assumptions about the main issues in the field. I heartily recommend it."
—Florencia E. Mallon, Julieta Kirkwood Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"This is the rare history of modern Latin America that does justice to the crucial political and economic trends of the last two centuries while exploring in depth the social and cultural aspects of Latin American societies."
—Barbara Weinstein, New York University