DOI:https://doi.org/10.3232/RHI.2011.V4.N1.07

Aftershocks: Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America.

Quinn P. Dauer

Resumen

Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced hurricanes, floods, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis since before European conquest. Historians, however, have largely neglected or ignored using these natural phenomena as a window into the relationship between state and society. Up and down the Ring of Fire’s eastern border, earthquakes have made the largest impact in terms of human loss and material damage than any other type of catastrophe in the region.
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