A Concise History of Bolivia / Edition 1

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In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. Containing an updated bibliography, A Concise History of Bolivia remains an essential text for courses in Latin American history and politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521002943
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Concise Histories Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert S. Klein is the author of 22 books and 163 articles in several languages on Latin America and comparative themes in social and economic history. Among these books are The Atlantic Slave Trade, 2nd edition (2010) and four studies of slavery, the most recent of which are Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750-1850 (co-author, 2003), African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (co-author, 2008) and Slavery in Brazil (co-author, 2009), as well as four books on Bolivian history. He has also published books on such diverse themes as The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680-1809 (1998), A Population History of the United States (2004) and Hispanics in the United States Since 1980 (co-author, 2010).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Geography and Pre-Columbian civilization 1
2 The creation of a colonial society 24
3 Late colonial society: crisis and growth 60
4 Revolution and the creation of a nation-state, 1809-1841 89
5 The crisis of the state, 1841-1880 118
6 The ages of silver and tin, 1880-1932 144
7 Disintegration of the established order, 1932-1952 178
8 From the national revolution to the Cold War, 1952-1982 209
9 Creating a multiethnic democracy: 1982-2002 239
Political Chronology 266
Tables 270
Bibliography 276
Index 305
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