WorldCat Identities

Coatsworth, John H. 1940-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 296 publications in 2 languages and 4,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Composer, wpr, Creator
Classifications: HC125, 327.730728
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about John H Coatsworth
 
Most widely held works by John H Coatsworth
The Cambridge economic history of Latin America by V Bulmer-Thomas( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume looks at the onset of modern economic growth in Latin America, from its beginnings to the present, analysing different periods, such as the inward development of the 1930s and the strategies of globalisation of the 1980s. It also looks at long term trends in capital flows, agriculture and the environment
Growth against development : the economic impact of railroads in Porfirian Mexico by John H Coatsworth( Book )

21 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central America and the United States : the clients and the colossus by John H Coatsworth( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past century, the United States has effectively dominated the economic and political destinies of the countries on the Central American isthmus - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. In this timely and engaging narrative, John H. Coatsworth explores the paradoxical question of why a region so closely tied to the United States should have become the site of so much bloodshed and brutality. To answer this question, Coatsworth examines both U.S. foreign policy and its impact on the Central American countries. He rejects the cold war dogma that blames Central American instability on extreme Communist machinations as well as the opposing view that attributes it to purely internal factors such as poverty and inequality. Coatsworth relates the extraordinary high levels of political and social turmoil that have characterized the modern history of Central America largely to these countries' excessively close and subordinate ties to the United States. Coatsworth provides a concise history of U.S.-Central American relations before 1945, from the Monroe Doctrine to the transformation of the isthmian republics into client states of the northern colossus after 1900. In the bulk of the study he looks at the effects of FDR's "Good Neighbor" policy; at how the cold war shaped U.S. policy toward the region, including the United States' involvement in overturning governments in Costa Rica and Guatemala after its friendly relations with repressive regimes in the region; at the effects of the Alliance for Progress and the succeeding decade of U.S. neglect; and at the U.S. role in the Nicaraguan revolution and counter-revolution and the guerrilla war and counterinsurgency in El Salvador. He argues that at key turning points in the political history of five of the six Central American states between 1954 and 1990, the United States played a direct role in averting challenges to the status quo - which meant quashing nationalist, reformist, or revolutionary movements and regimes committed to social change and greater independence from the United States. Gone with the cold war are the security doctrines and the anti-Communist ideology that fed U.S. interventions in Central America in the postwar era. For this reason, Coatsworth's comprehensive survey of these six countries' troubled relations with the United States is essential reading for students of international and Latin American history, as well as for those interested in the evolution of U.S. foreign policy over the last half-century
Latin America and the world economy since 1800( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Latin American economies, once among the most productive in the world, were already falling behind the advancing economies of the North Atlantic by 1800. A century later, nearly all were "underdeveloped." In the twentieth century, most grew respectably but none managed to catch up. What explains these trends? How important were Latin America's changing relations with the evolving global economy? What hypotheses should be rejected or modified?" "The fifteen essays in this volume apply the methods of the New Economic History to the history of the Latin American economies since 1800. The authors combine the historian's sensitivity to context and contingency with modern or "neoclassical" economic theory and quantitative methods."--Jacket
Images of Mexico in the United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living standards in Latin American history : height, welfare, and development, 1750-2000( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until recently, economic historians could not contribute much to the discussion of living standards and inequality, because quantitative evidence for earlier eras was lacking
Global connections : politics, exchange, and social life in world history by John H Coatsworth( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first textbook to present world history via social history, drawing on social science methods and research. This interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and comparative textbook is authored by distinguished scholars and experienced teachers, and offers expert scholarship on global history that is ideal for undergraduate students. Volume 2 takes us from the early modern period to speculation about the world in 2050, visiting diverse civilizations, nation-states, ecologies, and people along the journey through time and place. The book pays particular attention to the ways in which ordinary people lived through the great changes of their times, and how everyday experience connects to great political events and the commercial exchanges of an interconnected world. With 75 maps, 65 illustrations, timelines, boxes, and primary source extracts, the book enables students to use historical material and social science methodologies to analyze the events of the past, present, and future
The long twentieth century( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an indispensable reference work for anyone interested in Latin America's economic development. It includes work from diverse perspectives, disciplines and methodologies to provide a synthesis of the past two decades of exciting new research on the region's economic past
The colonial era and the short nineteenth century( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge economic history of Latin America by V Bulmer-Thomas( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume One includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850, linking Latin America's economic history to the pre-Hispanic, European, and African background. It also synthesizes knowledge on the human and environmental impact of the Spanish conquest, the evolution of colonial economic institutions, and the performance of key sectors of the colonial and immediate post-colonial economies. Finally, it provides an analysis of the costs and benefits of independence
The roots of Latin American protectionism : looking before the Great Depression by John H Coatsworth( )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uncovers a fact that has not been well appreciated: tariffs in Latin America were far higher than anywhere else in the century before the Great Depression. This is a surprising fact given that this region has been said to have exploited globalization forces better than most during the pre-1914 belle epoque and for which the Great Depression has always been viewed as a critical policy turning point towards protection and de-linking from the world economy. This paper shows that the explanation cannot lie with output gains from protection, since, while such gains were present in Europe and its non-Latin offshoots, they were not present in Latin America. The paper then explores Latin American tariffs as a revenue source, as a protective device for special interests, and as the result of other political economy struggles. We conclude by asking whether the same pro-protection conditions exist today as those which existed more than a century ago
Lost decades : lessons from post-independence Latin America for today's Africa by Robert H Bates( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and Latin America secured their independence from European colonial rule a century and half apart: most of Latin America after 1820 and most of Africa after 1960. Despite the distance in time and space, they share important similarities. In each case independence was followed by political instability, violent conflict and economic stagnation lasting for about a half-century (lost decades). The parallels suggest that Africa might be exiting from a period of post-imperial collapse and entering a period of relative political stability and economic growth, as did Latin America a century and a half earlier
Culturas encontradas : Cuba y los Estados Unidos( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El impacto económico de los ferrocarriles en el porfiriato : crecimiento contra desarrollo by John H Coatsworth( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imágenes de México en Estados Unidos by John H Coatsworth( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los orígenes del atraso : nueve ensayos de historia económica de México en los siglos XVIII y XIX by John H Coatsworth( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crecimiento contra desarrollo : el impacto económico de los ferrocarriles en el porfiriato by John H Coatsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt W. Rostow : the stages of economic stagnation by John H Coatsworth( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge economic history of Latin America( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable reference work for anyone interested in Latin America's economic development
Global connections : politics, exchange, and social life in world history by John H Coatsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook presents world history via social history, drawing on social science methods and research. This interdisciplinary, comprehensive and comparative textbook is authored by distinguished scholars and experienced teachers. Volume one spans the origin of hominids to ancient civilizations, the rise of empires, and the Middle Ages
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.33 for Central Am ... to 0.89 for Global con ...)

Growth against development : the economic impact of railroads in Porfirian Mexico
Covers
Growth against development : the economic impact of railroads in Porfirian MexicoLatin America and the world economy since 1800Living standards in Latin American history : height, welfare, and development, 1750-2000Global connections : politics, exchange, and social life in world historyThe long twentieth centuryThe colonial era and the short nineteenth centuryThe Cambridge economic history of Latin AmericaGlobal connections : politics, exchange, and social life in world history
Alternative Names
Coatsworth, John.

Coatsworth, John 1940-

Coatsworth, John H.

Coatsworth, John Henry 1940-

John Henry Coatsworth American historian

John Henry Coatsworth Amerikaans politicoloog

John Henry Coatsworth historiador estadounidense

John Henry Coatsworth historiador estatunidenc

John Henry Coatsworth historian amerikan

John Henry Coatsworth historien américain

John Henry Coatsworth staraí Meiriceánach

John Henry Coatsworth storico statunitense

جان هنری کواتزورث

ジョン・ヘンリー・コーツウォース

約翰·亨利·科茨沃斯

Languages
English (194)

Spanish (33)