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A Brief History of Bolivia (Brief History)by Waltraud Queisr Morales
Synopses & Reviews
Recent decades have witnessed major reform within Bolivia: an impressive democratic and economic resurgence
Book News Annotation:
Morales (political science, University of Central Florida) offers a concise account of the history of Bolivia, from ancient civilizations to recent social and political developments. Written for a general audience, the book opens with an overview of pre-colonial Bolivia and goes on to examine the colonial period, the struggle for independence, various governments that have held power in Bolivia since independence, and major reforms of recent decades. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-272) and index.
Table of Contents
People of South America's heartland — The ancient indian peoples — Colonial Bolivia (1532-1780) — Independence wars and the new nation (1780-1839) — The age of caudillo rule (1839-1879) — Republican rule and the new oligarchy (1879-1932) — The Chaco war and its aftermath (1932-1951) — The national revolution (1951-1964) — The military and counterrevolution (1964-1982) — The challenge of democracy (1982-2002) — Bolivia and the new century.
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