The Forgotten Continent of Latin America Book Review by cee-cee

The Forgotten Continent of Latin America
A book review of "Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul" by Michael Reid.
# 115186 | 2,402 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 10, 2009 in Communication (Mass Media) , Latin-American Studies (General)


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Description:

The paper explains Michael Reid's main argument in his book, "Forgotten Continenent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul", that Latin America should matter to Americans, even if the mass media refuses to show any interest. The paper discusses how Reid contends that while there have been some major problems on the way to reform, a new world order is emerging in Latin America. The paper then looks at Reid's claims of improving democracies and serious social change. The paper asserts that much of the information in the first half of the book is factual and not easily disputed, however, the second half of the book is highly opinionated and with questionable evidence. The paper concludes that Reid's work is still an important contribution to the study of Latin American politics and their contribution to the global marketplace.

Outline:
Reid's Key Arguments
Evolution Rather Than Revolution
Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Curiel, Carolyn. "Hello, Neighbor." Sunday Book Review. February 3, 2008. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/books/review/Curiel-t.html?_r=1&ref=books&oref=slogin Accessed March 28, 2008.
  • Reid, Michael. Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul. Yale University Press, 2007.

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The Forgotten Continent of Latin America (2009, July 10) Retrieved January 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-forgotten-continent-of-latin-america-115186/

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"The Forgotten Continent of Latin America" 10 July 2009. Web. 22 January. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-forgotten-continent-of-latin-america-115186/>

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