Uruguay

Uruguay

by Deb Nevins

Hardcover

$47.07

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502636447
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Cultures of the World (Third Edition) ®
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Uruguay Today 5

1 Geography 11

Uruguay's regions

Climate

Flora and fauna

Cities

2 History 23

Before the Spanish

European discovery and settlement

Independence

The nineteenth century

The Batlle years

Repression and dictatorship

Return to democracy

The twenty-first century

3 Government 41

The constitution

Structure of government

The electoral process

Political parties

4 Economy 49

Currency

Main industries

International trade

Energy, transportation, communications

5 Environment 57

Water and sanitation

Air pollution

Habitat destruction

6 Uruguayans 61

Ethnic groups

Immigration, migration, emigration

An aging population

Social classes

7 Lifestyle 69

Rural and urban classes

Family life and gender roles

Education

Health

Housing

Manner of dress

8 Religion 81

A secular society

Roman Catholics

Other religions

9 Language 87

Spanish in the New World

The Spanish of Uruguay

Influence of the indigenous peoples

Dialects

10 Arts 95

Performing arts

Visual arts

Literary arts

Folk culture

11 Leisure 105

Sports

Leisure activities

Vacation time

12 Festivals 115

Epiphany

Carnival

Semana Criolla

Fiesta del Mar

Historical holidays

Beach Day

Christmas

13 Food 123

Typical foods and beverages

Mealtimes

Eating out

Map Of Uruguay 132

About The Economy 135

About The Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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