Does Latin America Have a Common History?

  • Marshall C. Eakin Vanderbilt University



Author Biography

Marshall C. Eakin, Vanderbilt University
Professor of History and Department Chair at Vanderbilt University. Earned his BA and MA at the University of Kansas in 1975 and 1977, having studied at the Universidad de Costa Rica from 1973 to 1974, as well as a PhD from UCLA in 1981. His speciality is 19th and 20th century Brazil. His publications include Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Palgrave, 2001), Brazil: The Once and Future Country (St. Martin's, 1997), and British Enterprise in Brazil (Duke, 1989). He is the co-editor of O Brasil dos brasilianistas: um guia aos estudos do Brasil nos Estados Unidos, 1945 2000 (Paz e Terra, 2002) which will appear in 2004 as Envisioning Brazil: A Guide to the Study of Brazil in the United States (Wisconsin). He is currently writing a one volume synthetic history of Latin America tentatively titled, Power and Passion.
How to Cite
EAKIN, Marshall C.. Does Latin America Have a Common History?. Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, aug. 2014. ISSN 1547-5743. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2019. doi: