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The Caribbean Visual Palette  

Patricia Mohammed

Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
From the 15th century onward, the Caribbean has been populated with different ethnic groups, cultures, flora, and fauna in a way that is constantly changing the visual sensibilities of the ... More

Caste Wars in Yucatán  

Michele McArdle Stephens

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
The Caste Wars of the Yucatán tore apart the peninsula between 1847 and 1901. While the violence was not constant throughout the more than five decades between the start and conclusion of ... More

Catholicism in Mexico, 1910 to the Present  

Matthew Butler

Online publication date:
Nov 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
The history of Mexican Catholicism between 1910 and 2010 was one of successive conflict and compromise with the state, latterly coupled with increased concern about religious pluralism, ... More

Central America’s Caribbean Coast: Politics and Ethnicity  

Robert Sierakowski

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Sep 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
From the period of imperial conquest and competition, the Caribbean coast of Central America has served as an interstitial space: between British and Spanish rule; between foreign ... More

Charlatans and Medicine in 19th-Century Latin America  

Irina Podgorny

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
In the long view of history, the charlatan is a merchant in unconventional knowledge defined on the basis of his itinerant existence. Traveling from one marketplace to another, dealing in ... More

Chile and the Pacific World  

Edward D. Melillo

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May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Since the early 1800s, Chileans have imagined their nation’s history and destiny through an ever-changing array of transoceanic connections with the rest of the planet. At a deeper level, ... More

Collecting Picture Postcards of South America  

Hinnerk Onken

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Jan 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
In their so-called “Golden Age,” from the late 1890s to the 1920s, picture postcards probably were the most prominent visual mass medium, worldwide, including South America. Many people ... More

The Colonial Mosaic of Indigenous New Spain, 1519–1821  

Susan Kellogg

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Jun 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
From a geographically, environmentally, linguistically, and ethnically highly variable Mesoamerica, Spain created a core region within her American territories. But for New Spain’s ... More

Commodities and Consumption in “Golden Age” Argentina  

Eduardo Elena

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Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the global trade in commodities forged new economic interconnections and contributed to the emergence of modern ways of life. As one of the ... More

Competing Spanish and Indigenous Jurisdictions in Early Colonial Lima  

Karen B. Graubart

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May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Spanish legal organization required that political communities be represented by a concejo or cabildo, which used customary law to determine and enforce the common good. In the Spanish ... More

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