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Biographical Dictionary Of Latin American And Caribbean Political Leaders

Biographical Dictionary Of Latin American And Caribbean Political Leaders

by Robert Alexander
     
 

Well-known Latin Americanist Alexander and his colleagues (some with reputations equal to that of their editor) provide information about Latin American and Caribbean leaders over the past two centuries. Choice

This is a compiliation of biographical sketches of the most important political figures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Latin America

Overview

Well-known Latin Americanist Alexander and his colleagues (some with reputations equal to that of their editor) provide information about Latin American and Caribbean leaders over the past two centuries. Choice

This is a compiliation of biographical sketches of the most important political figures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each entry describes the subject's political significance as well as their career, family background, education, and relevant nonpolitical activities. Appendixes list the leaders according to country or territory, and provide a chronology of major events in the region from Haitian independence in 1804 to the present day. A general subject index completes the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313243530
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/24/1988
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT J. ALEXANDER is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science, Rutgers University. He was a member of John F. Kennedy's Task Force on Latin America where the Alliance for Progress was developed, and he is a former consultant to the American Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO on Latin American and Caribbean organized labor. One of the country's most respected scholars of Latin American politics and economic affairs, Professor Alexander is the author or editor of forty-five earlier books, most of them focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, including The Bolivian National Revolution, the first English-language study of that upheaval, and the history of labor and radical movements.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 23, 1952
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A. in Russian Language and Creative Writing, Michigan State University, 1976

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