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A concise history of Bolivia

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This edition published in by Cambridge University Press in New York.

Written in English

360 pages

"Bolivia is an unusual high-altitude country created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, and it remains today the most Indian of the American republics, yet it fully participates in the world economy. It has also seen the most social and economic mobility of Indian and mestizo populations in Latin America. These are among the themes analyzed in this historical survey. In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. Containing an updated bibliography, A Concise History of Bolivia remains an essential text for courses in Latin American history and politics. The second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivia's society, politics, and economy"--

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"Bolivia is an unusual high-altitude country created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, and it remains today the most Indian of the American republics, yet it fully participates in the world economy. It has also seen the most social and economic mobility of Indian and mestizo populations in Latin America. These are among the themes analyzed in this historical survey. In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. Containing an updated bibliography, A Concise History of Bolivia remains an essential text for courses in Latin American history and politics. The second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivia's society, politics, and economy"--

A concise history of Bolivia

2nd ed.

This edition published in by Cambridge University Press in New York.


Edition Description

"Bolivia is an unusual high-altitude country created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, and it remains today the most Indian of the American republics, yet it fully participates in the world economy. It has also seen the most social and economic mobility of Indian and mestizo populations in Latin America. These are among the themes analyzed in this historical survey. In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. Containing an updated bibliography, A Concise History of Bolivia remains an essential text for courses in Latin American history and politics. The second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivia's society, politics, and economy"--

Table of Contents

Geography and pre-Columbian civilization
The creation of a colonial society
Late colonial society : crisis and growth
Revolution and the creation of a nation-state, 1809-1841
The crisis of the state, 1841-1880
The ages of silver and tin, 1880-1932
Disintegration of the established order, 1932-1952
From the national revolution to the cold war, 1952-1982
Creating a multiethnic democracy, 1982-2002
The emergence of a mestizo and indigenous elite, 2002-2010
Bibliographical essay
Political chronology.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-340) and index.

Series
Cambridge concise histories, Cambridge concise histories
Copyright Date
2011

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
984
Library of Congress
F3321 .K54 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 360 pages :
Number of pages
360

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25242982M
Internet Archive
concisehistorybo00klei
ISBN 10
110700568X, 0521183723
ISBN 13
9781107005686, 9780521183727
LC Control Number
2010049861
OCLC/WorldCat
656774339

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