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Colombia's status as the fourth largest nation in Latin America and third most populous—as well as its largest exporter of such disparate commodities as emeralds, books, processed cocaine, and cut flowers—makes this, the first history of Colombia written in English, a much-needed book. It tells the remarkable story of a country that has consistently defied modern Latin American stereotypes—a country where military dictators are virtually unknown, where the political left is congenitally weak, and where urbanization and industrialization have spawned no lasting populist movement.

There is more to Colombia than the drug trafficking and violence that have recently gripped the world's attention. In the face of both cocaine wars and guerrilla conflict, the country has maintained steady economic growth as well as a relatively open and democratic government based on a two-party system. It has also produced an impressive body of art and literature.

David Bushnell traces the process of state-building in Colombia from the struggle for independence, territorial consolidation, and reform in the nineteenth century to economic development and social and political democratization in the twentieth. He also sheds light on the modern history of Latin America as a whole.

Synopsis:

"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."—Charles Bergquist, University of Washington

About the Author

David Bushnell is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Florida and the author of The Santander Regime in Gran Colombia, among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520082892
Author:
Bushnell, David
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedri
Author:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Colombia Politics and government.
Subject:
Colombia History.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9406
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 17 oz

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History and Social Science » World History » South America

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