The electronic version of the 6-volume print set provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. It covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters, and the arts. The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture is a monumental work and represents the best of scholarship on Latin America. This edition incorporates new material in substantial ways. It includes 568 new entries, expanding the total number of articles to 5824. Of the 3322 biographies, 366 are new and the rest have been revised, replaced, or updated. Debuting in this edition are eight new “Mega Essays,” authored by renowned specialists and featuring such important themes as “Democracy,” “Economic Development,” “Hispanics in the United States,” and “Race and Ethnicity” in articles of up to 10,000 words.