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Title:
A brief history of Argentina
Author:
Brown, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Charles), 1942-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Checkmark Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Ancient Argentina and the European encounter -- The Colonial Río de la Plata -- Imperial reform and conflict in the Río de la Plata -- Crisis of the colonial order and revolution -- Agrarian expansion and nation building, 1820-1880 -- The Liberal Age, 1880-1916 -- The decline of liberalism, 1916-1930 -- The rise of populism, 1930-1955 -- The failure of de-Peronization, 1955-1983 -- The neo-liberal age begins.
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ISBN:
9780816057191
Format :
Book

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Examining both the accomplishments and failures in the historical formation of the nation of Argentina, this book begins its investigation with the earliest agriculturists, who resisted the conquering Inca, and concludes with the political and economic challenges of modern times.


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Argentina's population ranks among the most educated and talented in Latin America. The humid and temperate Pampas is one of the largest and most fertile plains areas in the world. The national capital, Buenos Aires, remains one of the great cultural centers of the Americas. With so much to offer, why then is Argentina saddled with such intractable social problems as economic stagnation, chronic unemployment, political violence, and sharp class antagonisms? A Brief History of Argentina spans a remarkable 12,000 years of Argentine history to provide some answers to the nation's long-standing dilemmas. Examining both the accomplishments and failures in the historical formation of the nation, A Brief History of Argentina begins its investigation with the earliest agriculturists, who resisted the conquering Inca, and concludes with the political and economic challenges that face the country today. Providing a concise yet comprehensive narrative of Argentina's rich history, this one-stop reference focuses on such key events as the arrival of European colonialists, the struggle for independence, the era of Juan and Eva Perón, and the period known as the Dirty War. Special attention is given to:The culture and history of Argentina's indigenous populationHow the area became one of Spain's most commercially successful coloniesThe historic, social, and political conditions that led to the Dirty WarThe conflict of political power and economic privilege in modern Argentina. Excerpted from Brief History of Argentina by Jonathan C. Brown All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.