A best seller for the introductory Latin American history course, this text presents an account of pre-historical times to the present through its integrated framework of the dependency theory. The authors emphasize the economic relationship between Latin American nations and wealthier nations, particularly the United States. A chronological approach allows students to keep track of events and comprehend their significance. The text's availability in two versions (i.e. comprehensive and chronological) suits varying curricula.Keen, Benjamin is the author of 'History of Latin America', published 2003 under ISBN 9780618318513 and ISBN 0618318518.