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Latin America since 1930. Spanish South America
Bethell, Leslie.
Publication Information:
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Physical Description:
xv, 919 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
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Central Library F1410 .C1834 1984 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The eighth volume of The Cambridge History of Latin America consists of the separate histories of the countries of Spanish South America. Part I covers in depth the history of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Part II is devoted to Chile. Part III covers Peru and Bolivia. The fourth and final section is devoted to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

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Choice Review

This most recent volume in The Cambridge History of Latin America follows the high standards of earlier volumes. Most of the contributors are from Britain (Angell, Abel, Finch, and Whitehead), in one case from New Zealand (Bertram), or from Latin America (Cotler, Ayala Mora, Torre, De Riz); a few are from the US (Lewis, Drake, Ewell, and Rock, who is British born and trained). Each chapter provides a lucid synthesis of historical writing to date, and most offer bold and sometimes provocative interpretations of their subjects. The essays are strongest on Argentina (and Peronism) and on Colombia. Each country is dealt with up to the present, which is unusual and welcome. The volume is handsomely printed, with an outstanding bibliography. A must for all academic libraries.-R. M. Levine, University of Miami

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