"Adding to Greenwood's Histories of the Modern Nations series is the important History of Venezuela, a survey of the nation from its foundations as a Spanish colony for 300 years to its succession of military dictatorships to modern times. Students at the high school and college levels as well will find History of Venezuela an excellent overview that considers the entirety of the nation's history, economy, and political influences. Perfect as an introduction to the nation, and packed with facts useful for reports." - Midwest Book Review/MBR Bookwatch and California Bookwatch
History of Venezuelaby H. Micheal Tarver, Julia C. Frederick
With an upcoming election, Chavez's involvement with U.S. oil exports, and the country becoming a leader of an increasingly united South America, this volume provides necessary background information to understand how Venezuela became what it is today. The history begins with Columbus's third voyage of discovery from Spain. Tracing the nation's 300 years as a Spanish colony through a brief unification followed by civil war, Tarver and Frederick bring Venezuela's dramatic history to life. Highlighting events including the discovery of oil in the 1900s and the establishment of democratic government in 1958, Tarver and Frederick offer a comprehensive chronicle that contextualizes the current unrest under the leadership of Hugo Chavez.
About the Author:
H. Micheal Tarver is the Department Head of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Arkansas Tech University
About the Author:
Julia C. Frederick is the Director of Latin American History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Meet the Author
H. Micheal Tarver is Department Head of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Arkansas Tech University.
Julia C. Frederick is Director of Latin American History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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