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The History of Argentina (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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Publisher Comments:

Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have helped shape the nation. Covering the entire sweep of Argentina's history from pre-Columbian times to 2001, the narrative outlines the connections between the colonial era and the 19th century and focuses closely on the last three decades of the 20th century, during which Argentina dealt with the legacies of Peronism and of military dictatorship, as well as the challenges of establishing a stable democracy.

Also included are a timeline of historic events in Argentina, biographical sketches of key people in its history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay of works in English for further study. All libraries should update their collection of Latin American histories with this work, which is ideal for students and interested readers.

Book News Annotation:

Students who require the basic names, people, places, events, and dates of Argentina's history will find this a useful text. The style is succinct; all of Argentina's history is provided in just over 200 pages, with the predominant focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. An appendix of notable people and an annotated bibliography are provided. Lewis teaches at California State Polytechnic U. in Pomona.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have helped shape the nation. Covering the entire sweep of Argentina's history from pre-Columbian times to 2001, the narrative outlines the connections between the colonial era and the 19th century and focuses closely on the last three decades of the 20th century, during which Argentina dealt with the legacies of Peronism and of military dictatorship, as well as the challenges of establishing a stable democracy. Also included are a timeline of historic events in Argentina, biographical sketches of key people in its history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay of works in English for further study. All libraries should update their collection of Latin American histories with this work, which is ideal for students and interested readers.

Synopsis:

Provides the most accurate and up-to-date history of Argentina.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-210) and index.

About the Author

DANIEL K. LEWIS is Associate Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. His research focuses on grain farmers, the state, and changing economic and political conditions between the two world wars in Argentina.

Table of Contents

Preface

Argentina Today

The Colonial Era (to 1800)

Independence and the Construction of Argentina (1800-1880)

Argentina's "Golden Age" (1880-1910)

Democracy's Appearance

Peron and Argentina (1943-1955)

Under Peron's Shadow (1955-1972)

A Society at War (1970-1983)

Democracy's Fragile Return (1983-1995)

A Country in Transition (1991-2001)

Notable People in the History of Argentina

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313312564
Author:
Lewis, Daniel K.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Author:
Lewis, Daniel
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Argentina History.
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations,
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.53x6.40x.97 in. 1.21 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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The History of Argentina (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)
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Product details 240 pages Greenwood Press (CT) - English 9780313312564 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This up-to-date and accurate history of Argentina provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have helped shape the nation. Covering the entire sweep of Argentina's history from pre-Columbian times to 2001, the narrative outlines the connections between the colonial era and the 19th century and focuses closely on the last three decades of the 20th century, during which Argentina dealt with the legacies of Peronism and of military dictatorship, as well as the challenges of establishing a stable democracy. Also included are a timeline of historic events in Argentina, biographical sketches of key people in its history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay of works in English for further study. All libraries should update their collection of Latin American histories with this work, which is ideal for students and interested readers.
"Synopsis" by , Provides the most accurate and up-to-date history of Argentina.
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