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

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This book provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile is more than 2,600 miles long but averages a width of only 110 miles. It contains the driest desert in the world, the highest mountain range in the hemisphere, temperate rainforests, and a piece of Antarctica. In all of these areas, Chileans have fashioned unique communities and, together, a vibrant nation. Chile's history mirrors its geographical variety. From its pre-colonial period to its days as a Spanish colony and its many independent governments, Chile has long been a land of crises and controversy. Yet it is also a land filled with valuable resources—most famously copper—that have yielded great wealth.

The History of Chile provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. Also included are biographical sketches of notable persons in Chilean history, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay that discusses the best sources for further reading. This is the perfect starting point for students and general readers interested in the history and people of Chile.

Book News Annotation:

Following an overview of this nation with "a crazy geography," Rector (history, Western Oregon U.) traces the history of Chile as a country of many facets from the Incan and Spanish cultures to dictatorships and the democratic reforms of the 1990s. He concludes that "much of Chile is new" in terms of its thinking as well as landscapes. Additional features include a map, timeline, biographies of notable Chileans, a glossary, and further reading.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Introduces readers to the history of Chile from its origins to today

Synopsis:

Chile is more than 2,600 miles long but averages a width of only 110 miles. It contains the driest desert in the world, the highest mountain range in the hemisphere, temperate rainforests, and a piece of Antarctica. In all of these areas, Chileans have fashioned unique communities and, together, a vibrant nation. Chile's history mirrors its geographical variety. From its pre-colonial period to its days as a Spanish colony and its many independent governments, Chile has long been a land of crises and controversy. Yet it is also a land filled with valuable resources--most famously copper--that have yielded great wealth. The History of Chile provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. Also included are biographical sketches of notable persons in Chilean history, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay that discusses the best sources for further reading. This is the perfect starting point for students and general readers interested in the history and people of Chile.

About the Author

JOHN L. RECTOR is Professor of History at Western Oregon University.

Table of Contents

Series Forward by Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling

Preface and Acknowledgments

Timeline of Historical Events

Map of Chile

A Crazy Geography

Origins of the Chilean People, 500-1750

Independence, 1750-1830

Miners, Merchants, and Hacendados, 1830-1861

The Triumph of Congress, 1861-1891

New Classes and Conflicts, 1891-1925

Experiments in Democracy, 1925-1958

Reform Turns to Revolution, 1958-1973

Military Rule and Neoliberalism, 1973-1990

The Democratic Transition after 1990

Notable People in the History of Chile

Glossary of Selected Terms

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313317590
Editor:
Thackeray, Frank W.
Editor:
Findling, John E.
Editor:
Findling, John E.
Editor:
Thackeray, Frank W.
Author:
Rector, John L.
Author:
Rector, John
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Chile History.
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.34x6.38x1.15 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Chile is more than 2,600 miles long but averages a width of only 110 miles. It contains the driest desert in the world, the highest mountain range in the hemisphere, temperate rainforests, and a piece of Antarctica. In all of these areas, Chileans have fashioned unique communities and, together, a vibrant nation. Chile's history mirrors its geographical variety. From its pre-colonial period to its days as a Spanish colony and its many independent governments, Chile has long been a land of crises and controversy. Yet it is also a land filled with valuable resources--most famously copper--that have yielded great wealth. The History of Chile provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. Also included are biographical sketches of notable persons in Chilean history, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay that discusses the best sources for further reading. This is the perfect starting point for students and general readers interested in the history and people of Chile.
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