Latin America Essay Topics

Sarmiento and Marti

Throughout the late 1800’s Latin America struggled through a time period of revolution and innovation. Leaders of this change worked tirelessly for success on their vision for the proper improvement of there respective countries. In Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine writer, intellectual, statesman as well as becoming the seventh President of Argentina. He… View Article

The earth and its people chapter 17

1. Why were death rates among Amerindians so high? P. 432 2. What was the most deadly of the epidemics in the Americas? P. 432 3. What (3) New World (Americas) foods revolutionized Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia) agriculture? P. 432 4. What did the horse do for the native peoples of the Americas? P…. View Article

Colonialism and Latin America

Eduardo Galeano is a passionate journalist and writer, a man that has put this passion into writing about the lost or often overlooked histories of Latin and South Americas. In one of his acclaimed books, Las venas abiertas de America Latina/Open Veins of Latin America, he looks at the history of exploitation in this place… View Article

Explain Why the Treatment of Indigenous People

There were two main concepts that were thought to have motivated European countries to explore and colonize in America: the excitement and the profit of the “New World”. Throughout the 17th century England and Spain began to fight for control of the North American Continent, with different economic goals in mind. The success in the… View Article

South America

South America is a continent composed of twelve countries and one French colony. The Spanish-speaking countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. The former colonies of Guyana and Suriname use English and Dutch, respectively, as their official languages, although many in their populations speak relatively same languages. The same can be… View Article

What People May Have Come to America Before Columbus?

In researching for people who may have arrived in the Americas prior to Columbus I found these three groups of people. They were the Tania, Guineas, and the Islamic Muslims all have archeological evidence to substantiate the fact that they possibly could have arrived in the Americas prior to Columbus. In reference to the Tanio,… View Article

Authoritarian Rule in Latin America

“Latin American politics since independence have been characterized by instability, authoritarianism, and violence. In a three page essay please discuss the role of the military in creating such problems using the chapter in the course reader entitled “The Good Sailor. ” Also, discuss whether or not the Argentinean case is typical or unique to Latin… View Article

First Nations Peoples In Latin America

The aboriginal populaces of the Latin America are the pre Columbian residents, their offspring, and various tribal factions who categorize with those working class. They are time and again referred to as indigenous Americans, First Nations, Amerigine, or Red Indians. (Black, 2005) Relevance of the name Indian instigated through Christopher Columbus, who considered disembark in… View Article

How femininities and masculinities were constructed in Latin America

 The upsurge of the American culture has vehemently exploded across the world in general, but in particular in the Latin America, where the conventional living styles have been upset. From the Caracas to Havana, feminism and masculinity have been snared. Socially, a new social fabric is in the memory where gender polarity is being erased… View Article

History of Jesuits in Latin America

The presence of the Catholic Church in almost all the corners of the world has gone on unchallenged. For centuries, Catholic Orders have played a role in exerting social, religious and economic influences over underdeveloped remote societies. Whereas today such missions may have deemed redundant especially with the emergence of rival denominations and modernization, history… View Article

History of Latin America: The Colonial to Contemporary Period

The history of Latin America can only be understood in its relations with other countries and continents. Europe and Anglo-America play a huge role in shaping the history of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the contemporary period. The expansionist policies of colonizing countries clearly meddled with the history of Latin America. This is seen… View Article

Neoliberal in Latin America by Samir Sader

This paper examines the role of the neo-liberalism approach to development in Latin America. The paper aims to establish whether the approach has facilitated the attainment of the developmental goals of the Latin American region. Through literature review, the study finds out that the neo-liberalism approach has attained a certain degree of progress in the… View Article

If the North Were the South, Same Thing

Ricardo Arjona is one of the most renowned Latin American singers. He is characterized for his socially conscious and heartfelt folk ballads and rock tunes. In addition, he also plays a variety of styles that combine traditional South American folk music with rock, hip-hop, and classical music, Arjona sings about subjects ranging from faded love… View Article

The American Holocaust

This text really showed the huge downfall of the Native American people. I had no idea that there were so many Native American Indians before the Europeans came. All texts I read seemed to downplay or not list the number of them here. It says in the text, North and South America contained between 90,000,000… View Article