The Dominican Republic: A National History / Edition 2

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Hispanic-American Historical Review
This remains the standard Dominican history textbook, in both English and Spanish. The general reader will find in this book an agreeable, clearly written history of the Dominican Republic, while the experienced scholar will find an indispensable reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558765191
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 178,868
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 Geography and the aboriginal population 13
2 The early Spanish rule (1492-1606) 29
3 The island divided (1607-1697) 51
4 The frontier (1697-1789) 73
5 The French revolution in Santo Domingo (1789-1809) 91
6 The Haitian domination (1809-1843) 117
7 Separation from Haiti and Independence (1843-1844) 143
8 The first caudillos: Santana and Baez (1844-1856) 165
9 The Revolution of 1857 (1857-1858) 185
10 Annexation to Spain and republican restoration (1859-1865) 197
11 Caudillo politics and political instability (1865-1879) 219
12 The liberals in power (1879-1886) 245
13 Ulises Heureaux (1886-1899) 265
14 Toward a U.S. protectorate (1899-1911) 279
15 The collapse of sovereignty (1911-1916) 305
16 The U.S. military occupation (1916-1924) 321
17 Horacio Vasquez and the rise of Trujillo (1924-1930) 341
18 The Era of Trujillo (1930-1961) 357
19 Democracy vs. Neo-Trujilloism (1961-1978) 381
20 Social-Democrats in power (1978-1986) 405
21 Balaguer's return (1986-1990) 423
Maps 445
Bibliography 457
Index 505
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