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A Brief History of Argentina (Brief History)

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Never before have the world's nations been so interdependent. A global culture has started to appear, even in some of the world's most remote areas. And while the process of globalization has changed the way people see themselves and the world around them, it also has made people more aware of foreign cultures and curious about the beliefs, attitudes, and experiences that have shaped life in countries other than their own. With the Brief History series, readers now can explore the fascinating and diverse stories of nations and peoples around the world. The Brief History series introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries. Each volume in the series covers a specific country and offers a concise history--past and present-of the struggles and triumphs of the peoples and cultures that have called that country home. Providing a sweeping, engaging narrative of the area's history, each volume looks at the key factors that have shaped the nation and the lives of its people, from ancient times through the present. Touching on factors as diverse as the development of the economy to the role of women in society to changes in the political landscape, these comprehensive volumes provide the key background information readers need to put current global events in historical perspective. Approximately 40 photographs and illustrations, maps, interesting box features, appendixes--offering basic facts about the country, a chronology, bibliographic sources, and suggested reading--as well as a general index make each of these volumes solid references perfect for every library. Examining both the accomplishmentsand failures in the historical formation of the nation, "A Brief History of Argentina spans a remarkable 12,000 years of Argentine history to provide some answers to the nation's long-standing dilemmas. It begins its investigation with the earliest agriculturists, who resisted the conquering Inca, and concludes with the political and economic challenges that face the country today. Providing a concise yet comprehensive narrative of Argentina's rich history, this one-stop reference focuses on such key events as the arrival of European colonialists, the struggle for independence, the era of Juan and Eva Peron, and the period known as the Dirty War.


Argentina's population ranks among the most educated and talented in Latin America. The humid and temperate Pampas is one of the largest and most fertile plains areas in the world. The national capital

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Brown, Jonathan C.
Checkmark Books
Brown, Jonathan C.
Latin America - South America
Brief History Series
Publication Date:
March 2004
9.02x6.09x.84 in. 1.23 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Argentina
History and Social Science » World History » General

A Brief History of Argentina (Brief History)
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"Synopsis" by , Argentina's population ranks among the most educated and talented in Latin America. The humid and temperate Pampas is one of the largest and most fertile plains areas in the world. The national capital
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