The History of Argentina / Edition 1

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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.
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Students who require the basic names, people, places, events, and dates of Argentina's history will find this a useful text. The style is succinct; all of Argentina's history is provided in just over 200 pages, with the predominant focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. An appendix of notable people and an annotated bibliography are provided. Lewis teaches at California State Polytechnic U. in Pomona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403962546
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Palgrave Essential Histories Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 918,180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel K. Lewis is Associate Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

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Table of Contents


• Argentina Today

• The Colonial Era (to 1800)

• Independence and the Construction of Argentina (1800-1880)

• Argentina's "Golden Age" (1880-1910)

• Democracy's Appearance

• Peron and Argentina (1943-1955)

• Under Peron's Shadow (1955-1972)

• A Society at War (1970-1983)

• Democracy's Fragile Return (1983-1995)

• A Country in Transition (1991-2001)

• Notable People in the History of Argentina

• Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

• Index

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