The South America Handbook

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Surveying the broad historical and present issues related to the economic development of the 12 independent states of the continent of South America (including Guyana and Suriname, conventionally left out of discussions of Latin America), 20 chapters look at historical trends since 1492, individual case studies of each country, and thematic examinations of current issues affecting the entire region. The historical examinations are divided into the periods 1492-1870, 1870-1945, and 1945-2001. The thematic chapters look the environment and natural resources; agriculture; labor, indigenous, and social movements; attempts at integration; and relations with the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Editors' Note
Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in South America
1 The Colonial Era and its Aftermath, 1492-1870 3
2 Globalization and Retreat, 1870-1945 17
3 From Developmentalism to Neoliberalism, 1945-2001 29
4 Venezuela 45
5 Colombia 57
6 Ecuador 69
7 Peru 80
8 Bolivia 90
9 Chile 99
10 Argentina 109
11 Uruguay 120
12 Paraguay 132
13 Brazil 143
14 Guyana 157
15 Suriname 168
16 Environment and Natural Resources 179
17 Agriculture 190
18 Labor, Indigenous, and Social Movements 203
19 Attempts at Integration 217
20 Relations with the United States 228
Chronology 241
Glossary 289
Personalities 292
Political and Economic Institutions 306
Ethnic Groups 312
Bibliography 323
Index 329
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