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"Every Latin Americanist will welcome the insight provided by this book into Latin America's complex heterogeneity."—Mario J. Valdés, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto

Chapter List

Introduction: Beyond Imagined Communities, John Charles Chasteen
The Historians
1. Forms of Communication, Political Spaces, and Cultural Identities in the Creation of Spanish American Nations, François-Xavier Guerra
2. Argentine Counterpoint: Rise of the Nation, Rise of the State, Tulio Halperin Donghi
3. Letters and Salons: Women Reading and Writing the Nation, Sarah C. Chambers
4. Student Culture and Nation-State Formation, Andrew J. Kirkendall
5. Scenes of Reading: Imagining Nations/Romancing History in Spanish America, Fernando Unzueta
6. The Nation in Ruins: Archaeology and the Rise of the Nation, Sara Castro-Klarén
7. An Amnesic Nation: The Erasure of Indigenous Pasts by Uruguayan Expert Knowledges, Gustavo Verdesio
8. Showcases of Consumption: Historical Panoramas and Universal Expositions, Beatriz González-Stephan

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