Chasteen 4 Sanders - HIS 346L/LAS 366/AFR 374 Modern Latin...

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HIS 346L/LAS 366/AFR 374 Modern Latin America Study Questions for John Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire, ch. 4 and James Sanders, “ ‘Citizens of a Free People: Popular Liberalism and Race in Nineteenth- Century Southwestern Colombia” ON BLACKBOARD 1. After reading “Postcolonial Blues,” how would you compare and contrast Brazil’s post-independence history with the rest of Latin America? a. More stable in politics because of the monarchy until Pedro 1 left office b. Brazil stable because has export that the world market wanted c. Liberal experiment over by 1840 d. On surface more stable but liberalism makes people uneasy so they go back to conservative under Pedro 2 e. Rest of Latin America more violent i. Caldios – charismatic political leaders “strong man” ii. Not necessarily loyal – if someone new comes in and they treat you better then they would go against the other guy iii. Broken down by region iv. Santa Ana – famous caldio – president of Mexico v. Juan manuel de rosas – another famous caldio 1. Caldio in Argentina – eventually president 2. Conservative 3. Strict no Eurocentric policy – spies if anyone from Europe
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