Leeds University Library

SPPO2510 Reading List

Latin America since Independence (c1800 - c1930), 2017/18
Rebecca Jarman
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue



L.Bethell (ed.) The Cambridge History of Latin America (Cambridge UP1984-96)(Vols III-XIII)

E. Williamson The Penguin history of Latin America (Penguin,1992)

J.Lynch The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826 (Norton,2nd.ed.1986)

L.Bethell (ed.) Colonial Spanish America (Cambridge UP1987)

C.Furtado Economic development of Latin America : historical background and contemporary problems (Cambridge UP 2nd ed 1976)

S.Schwartz and J.Lockhart Early Latin America : a history of colonial Spanish America and Brazil (Cambridge UP 1984)

T.Skidmore & P.Smith Modern Latin America (Oxford UP 4th.ed.1996)

V. Bulmer-Thomas The Economic History of Latin America since Independence (Cambridge UP 1994)

R. Salvucci Latin America and the world economy : dependency and beyond (DC Heath 1996)

G.Wynia The Politics of Latin American Development (Cambridge UP 1990)

E.Archetti, P.Cammack, B.Roberts (eds.) Latin America (MacMillan 1986)

Forment, Carlos A. Democracy in Latin America, 1760-1900 . (University of Chicago Press, 2003)

J.Lynch Caudillos in Spanish America, 1800-1850 (Oxford UP1991)

D.Bushnell and N.Macaulay The Emergence of Latin America in the Nineteenth Century (Oxford UP1988)

R.Miller Britain and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Longman 1993)

W.La Feber Inevitable Revolutions (1978)

G.Joseph, C. LeGrand and R. Salvatore, (eds.), Close encounters of empire : writing the cultural history of U.S.-Latin American relations (Duke UP, 1998).

L.Schoultz, Beneath the United States : a history of U.S. policy toward Latin America (Harvard UP 1998)

Top of page


B.Hamnett A Concise History of Mexico , (Cambridge, CUP,1999)

E.Krauze Mexico : biography of power : a history of modern Mexico, 1810-1996 (NY 1997).

R.E. Ruíz Triumphs and tragedy : a history of the Mexican people , (Norton,1992)

L.Bethell (ed.) Mexico since independence (Cambridge, CUP,1991)

J.Bazant A concise history of Mexico from Hidalgo to Cárdenas, 1805-1940 (CUP1977)

M.Meyer & W.Sherman The Course of Mexican History (3rd.ed.1992)

T.Anna Forging Mexico, 1821-1853 (Nebraska, 1998)

D.F. Stevens Origins of instability in early republican Mexico (Duke, 1991)

J.Coatsworth ‘Obstacles to Economic Growth in Nineteenth-Century Mexico’ The American historical review. 83, 1978, pp.80-100

F.Mallon Peasant and Nation: The Making of Postcolonial Mexico and Peru, (Berkeley 1995)

J.Tutino From insurrection to revolution in Mexico : social bases of agrarian violence, 1750-1940 (Princeton 1986)

F.X. Guerra México : del antiguo régimen a la Revolución (2 vols, México, 1988)

B.Hamnett Juárez (Longman, 1994)

L.B.Perry Juárez and Díaz : machine politics in Mexico (DeKalb, 1978)

C.Hale The transformation of liberalism in late nineteenth-century Mexico (Princeton1989)

P.Garner Porfirio Díaz (Longman 2001)

F.Katz (ed.) Riot, rebellion, and revolution : rural social conflict in Mexico (Princeton 1988)

P.Vanderwood Disorder and progress : bandits, police, and Mexican development (Lincoln 1991)

T.Benjamin La Revolución : Mexico's great revolution as memory, myth, & history (Austin 2000)

J.Rodríguez (ed.) The revolutionary process in Mexico : essays on political and social change, 1880-1940 (Los Angeles, 1990)

J.Hart Revolutionary Mexico: The Coming and Process of the Mexican Revolution (Stanford 1987)

A.Knight The Mexican Revolution (CUP, Cambridge, 2 vols., 1986)

R.Ruíz The Great Rebellion (Norton, NY 1980)

A.Gilly La revolucion interrumpida : México, 1910-1920, una guerra campesina por la tierra y el poder. Mexico, El Caballito,1971 and translation by Patrick Camiller The Mexican Revolution .

J.Silva Herzog Breve Historia de la Revolución Mexicana , (Mexico, FCE, 2 vols. 1960)

J.Reed Insurgent Mexico (Penguin, 1983).

F. Katz The secret war in Mexico : Europe, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution (Chicago 1982)

S.Ross Francisco I. Madero : apostle of Mexican democracy , (New York,1955)

M.Meyer Mexican rebel : Pascual Orozco and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1915 (Lincoln 1967)

C.Maclachan Anarchism and the Mexican Revolution : the political trials of Ricardo Flores Magón in the United States (Berkeley 1991)

J.Brown Oil and revolution in Mexico (Berkeley 1993)

F.Katz The Life and Times of Pancho Villa (Stanford 1998)

J.Womak Zapata and the Mexican Revolution (London 1968)

S.Brunk Emiliano Zapata : revolution & betrayal in Mexico (1995)

C.Cumberland The Mexican Revolution: The Constitutionalist Years (Austin 1972)

Top of page

III) Venezuela

Coronil, Fernando. ‘The Nation’s Two Bodies’, The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela (London: Chicago University Press, 1997)

Deas, Malcolm. ‘Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador: the first half-century of Independence. In: Leslie Bethell (ed.), The Cambridge history of Latin America. Vol.3, From independence to c.1870 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Ewell, Judith. Venezuela, a century of change (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1984)

Gilmore, Robert. Caudillism and militarism in Venezuela, 1810-1910 (Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1964)

González-Stephan, Beatriz. ‘Venezuela’s National Exhibition, 1883’ in Jens Andermann & William Rowe (Eds) . Images of power : iconography, culture and state in Latin America (Oxford: Berghan Books, 2006)

Lombardi, John V. Venezuela : the search for order, the dream of progress (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982)

Martz, John D., & David J. Myers (Eds). Venezuela : the democratic experience (New York: Praeger, 1977)

Martz, John D. ‘Venezuela's "Generation of '28": The Genesis of Political Democracy’, Journal of Inter-American Studies , Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan., 1964), pp. 17-32 (available in JSTOR)

McBeth, Brian S. Dictatorship & politics : intrigue, betrayal, and survival in Venezuela, 1908-1935 : (Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2008)

Murray, Warwick E. ‘The devil’s excrement? Case study of Venezuelan oil exports’ Robert N. Gwynne & Cristóbal Kay (Eds) Latin America Transformed: Globalization and Modernity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Philip, George. Oil and politics in Latin America : nationalist movements and state companies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)

Rodríguez, Francisco & Adam J. Gomolin. ‘Anarchy, State, and Dystopia: Venezuelan Economic Institutions before the Advent of Oil’. Bulletin of Latin American research. , Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan., 2009), pp. 102-121 (available in JSTOR)

Stann, Eugene Jeffrey. Caracas, Venezuela, 1891-1936 : a study of urban growth

Tarver, H. Micheal & Julia C. Frederick. The history of Venezuela (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Tinker Salas, Miguel. The enduring legacy : oil, culture, and society in Venezuela (London: Duke University Press, 2009)

Top of page


Roquinaldo Ferreira, Cross-cultural exchange in the Atlantic world : Angola and Brazil during the era of the slave trade (Cambridge: CUP, 2012)

Barman, Roderick J, Citizen emperor : Pedro II and the making of Brazil, 1825-91 (University of Stanford Press, 1999).

Leslie Bethell, The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade: Britain, Brazil and the Slave Trade Question (Cambridge University Press, 1970).

Leslie Bethell (ed), Colonial Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 1987).

Leslie Bethell (ed), Brazil : empire and republic, 1822-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

E Bradford Burns, A history of Brazil (Columbia UP, 1993).

E Bradford Burns and Thomas Skidmore, Elites, masses, and modernization in Latin America, 1850-1930 (University of Texas Press, 1979).

Boris Fausto, A concise history of Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Robert Levine and John Crocitti (eds), The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics (Duke University Press, 2001).

Neill Macauley, Dom Pedro : the struggle for liberty in Brazil and Portugal, 1798-1834 (Duke University Press, 1986)

Jeffrey Needell, A tropical belle epoque : elite culture and society in turn-of-the century Rio de Janeiro (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).

Caio Prado Junior, The colonial background of modern Brazil (Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1967).

Stuart B Schwartz, Slaves, peasants, and rebels : reconsidering Brazilian slavery (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992).

Thomas Skidmore, Brazil : five centuries of change (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 1999).

Emília Viotti da Costa, The Brazilian empire : myths and histories (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000).

Shawn C. Smallman, Fear & memory in the Brazilian army and society, 1889-1954 (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002).

Top of page


Manuel Barcia, Seeds of insurrection : domination and slave resistance on western Cuban plantations, 1808-1848 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008).

Manuel Barcia, The great African slave revolt of 1825 : Cuba and the fight for freedom in Matanzas (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2012)

David Geggus, "Slavery, War, and Revolution in the Greater Caribbean, 1789-1815", in David Barry Gaspar and David P. Geggus, eds., A turbulent time : the French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean (1997), pp. 1-51.

David Geggus, "Slave Resistance in the Spanish Caribbean in the Mid-1790s", in Gaspar and Geggus, eds., A turbulent time : the French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean (1997), pp. 131-156.

Carolyn Fick, " The Saint Domingue slave insurrection of 1791 : a socio-political and cultural analysis ", Journal of Caribbean History 25: 1 and 2 (1991), pp. 1-40.

Marissa Fuentes, Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive (Philadelphia: U of Penn Press, 2016).

Dale Tomich, Through the prism of slavery : labor, capital, and world economy (Lanham: Roman and Littlefield, 2004), chapters 4 and 6.

Manuel Barcia, " Revolts among enslaved Africans in nineteenth-century Cuba : a new look to an old problem ", Journal of Caribbean History 39:2 (2005), pp. 173-200.

Ada Ferrer, Insurgent Cuba : race, nation, and revolution, 1868-1898 (Chapel Hill, 1999).

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Empire and antislavery : Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, 1833-1874 (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 1999), Introduction.

Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2004), Chapter 1. Specters of Saint-Domingue.

James H. Hitchman, “U. S. Control Over Cuban Sugar Production 1898-1902”, Journal of interamerican studies and world affairs. , Vol. 12, No. 1. (1970), pp. 90-106.

Ralph Eldin Minger, “William H. Taft and the United States Intervention in Cuba in 1906”, The Hispanic American historical review. , Vol. 41, No. 1. (1961), pp. 75-89.

Michelle Reid-Vazquez, The year of the lash : free people of color in Cuba and the nineteenth-century Atlantic world (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011)

Alfonso W. Quiroz, “Loyalist Overkill: The Socioeconomic Costs of "Repressing" the Separatist Insurrection in Cuba, 1868-1878”, The Hispanic American historical review. , Vol. 78, No. 2. (1998), pp. 261-305.

Aline Helg, Our rightful share : the Afro-Cuban struggle for equality, 1886-1912 (Chapel Hill, 1995).

Earl R. Beck, “The Martinez Campos Government of 1879: Spain's Last Chance in Cuba”, The Hispanic American historical review. , Vol. 56, No. 2. (1976), pp. 268-289.

Thomas G. Paterson, “United States Intervention in Cuba, 1898: Interpretations of the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War”, History Teacher , 29:3 (1996), pp. 341-361.

Louis A. Perez, Jr., “Vagrants, Beggars, and Bandits: Social Origins of Cuban Separatism, 1878-1895”, The American historical review. , 90:5 (1985), pp. 1092-1121.

Louis A. Perez, Jr., “Politics, Peasants, and People of Color: The 1912 "Race War" in Cuba Reconsidered”, The Hispanic American historical review. , 66:3 (1986), pp. 509-539.

Richard B. Gray, “Jose Marti and Social Revolution in Cuba”, Journal of Inter-American Studies , 5:2 (1963), pp. 249-256.

Alejandro de la Fuente, “Myths of Racial Democracy: Cuba, 1900-1912”, Latin American research review. , 34:3 (1999), pp. 39-73.

Ada Ferrer, “Rustic Men, Civilized Nation: Race, Culture, and Contention on the Eve of Cuban Independence”, The Hispanic American historical review. , 78: 4 (1998), pp. 663-686.

Charles W. Arnade; Arthur P. Whitaker; Bailey W. Diffie, “Causes of Spanish-American Wars of Independence”, Journal of Inter-American Studies , 2:2 (1960), pp. 125-144.

This list was last updated on 18/12/2016