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Title:
A brief history of Bolivia
Author:
Morales, Waltraud Q.
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts On File, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxxii, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Language:
English
Contents:
Introd.: People of South America's heartland -- The ancient indian peoples -- Colonial Bolivia -- Independence wars and the new nation -- The age of caudillo rule -- Republican rule and the new oligarchy -- The Chaco war and its aftermath -- The national revolution -- The military and counterrevolution -- The challenge of democracy -- Bolivia and the new century.
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ISBN:
9780816057207
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Book

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Central Library F3321 .M76 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Major reform has occurred within Bolivia, with a democratic and economic resurgence, a more modern electoral system and technological and communications expansion. But old problems continue to haunt the present. This book offers a concise history of Bolivia from ancient times.


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Excerpts

Praise for the hardcover edition: Recommended.--Choice Recent decades have witnessed major reform within Bolivia: an impressive democratic and economic resurgence, a more modern electoral system, and dramatic technological and communications advances. Political slogans celebrate Bolivia, la Nueva (The New Bolivia), but the problems and dilemmas of the past--political instability and authoritarianism; social injustice and inequality; illicit drug trafficking and regional isolation--continue to haunt the present. A Brief History of Bolivia offers a concise yet comprehensive account of the history of Bolivia, from the time of the first ancient civilizations near the shores of Lake Titicaca to the most recent social and political developments. Bolivia's tangled and tumultuous past, in which governments (since its independence in 1825) have seldom been stable for more than a few years, is presented in an engaging and readable narrative. Special attention is given to: The culture and history of the largely indigenous population The challenges to nationhood presented by Bolivia's extremes of landscape and climate The Andean drug war and economic development in this impoverished nation Bolivia's vibrant human rights activist community The country's relationship to its neighbors--Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil--as well as to the United States The current political landscape in Bolivia. Excerpted from A Brief History of Bolivia by Waltraud Queiser Morales 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.

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