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The New Century

  • Peter Calvert
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Abstract

In 1900 there were twenty-one self-governing states in the Americas. By an odd fiction three of them, Canada, Newfoundland and the United States, all of them former British colonies, were (and are) regarded as being in some way different from the rest, which are collectively known in the English language under the generic term of ‘Latin America’. ‘Latin America’ is a purely artificial concept. The Latin Americans themselves do not often use the term.

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