Nationalism in Latin America, Past and Present

Nationalism in Latin America, Past and Present

Nationalism in Latin America, Past and Present

Nationalism in Latin America, Past and Present

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Each year our Department of History sponsors a series of lectures on American civilization delivered by one of the leading Americanists of our day. In previous years the lectures were given by Professors John Allen Krout, Holman Hamilton, Perry Miller, and John D. Hicks. It is indeed a genuine pleasure to welcome Dr. Arthur P. Whitaker to this distinguished company.

Dr. Whitaker, Latin Americanist and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks with authority on nationalism in Latin America. These essays are timely and appropriate. Nationalism, an English and western European invention, has been one of Europe's most universally accepted exports. Some form of it has been adopted by even the newest nations with peoples still in a tribal stage of social organization.

Even though its strength is waning in Europe, nationalism's importance is growing in all the so-called . . .

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