The History of Argentina

The History of Argentina

by Daniel Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313312567

ISBN-13: 9780313312564

Pub. Date: 08/30/2001

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and

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Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have helped shape 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 and 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.

Also included are a timeline of historic events in Argentina, biographical sketches of key people in its history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay of works in English for further study. All libraries should update their collection of Latin American histories with this work, which is ideal for students and interested readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312564
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2001
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Argentina Today

The Colonial Era (to 1800)

Independence and the Construction of Argentina (1800-1880)

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

Democracy's Appearance

Perón and Argentina (1943-1955)

Under Perón'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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