The History of Argentina / Edition 1

The History of Argentina / Edition 1

by Daniel K. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403962545

ISBN-13: 9781403962546

Pub. Date: 10/15/2003

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Argentina is rich in natural resources and home of one of the world's most fertile agricultural regions. In recent decades, however, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held up efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a thorough and accessible…  See more details below

Overview

Argentina is rich in natural resources and home of one of the world's most fertile agricultural regions. In recent decades, however, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held up efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have shaped the nation. Covering the entire sweep of Argentina's history from pre-Columbian times to 2001, the narrative outlines the connections between the colonial era and the 19th century. Lewis focuses closely on the last three decades of the 20th century, during which Argentina dealt with the legacies of Peronism and of military dictatorship as well as the challenges of establishing a stable democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962546
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
770,834
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Timeline of Historical Events
1Argentina Today1
2The Colonial Era (to 1800)17
3Independence and the Construction of Argentina (1800-1880)35
4Argentina's "Golden Age" (1880-1910)53
5Democracy's Appearance (1890-1943)73
6Peron and Argentina (1943-1955)93
7Under Peron's Shadow (1955-1972)113
8A Society at War (1970-1983)133
9Democracy's Fragile Return (1983-1995)151
10A Country in Transition (1991-2001)169
Notable People in the History of Argentina187
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations199
Bibliographic Essay205
Index211

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