Synopses & Reviews
This new edition reflects the major changes in Bolivia since publication of the first edition: the collapse of the Bolivian economy; the rise of an illegal economy based on cocaine; the strengthening of the democratic regime; and the growth in the political and social power of the 'Mestizos' in the middle class (the mixed Indian-white population), a new phenomenon in Latin America.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-315) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Geography and Pre-Columbian Civilization
2. The Creation of a Colonial Society
3. Late Colonial Society: Crisis and Growth
4. Revolution and the Creation of a Nation-State, 1809-1841
5. The Crisis of the State, 1841-1880
6. The Ages of Silver and Tin, 1880-1932
7. Disintegration of the Established Order, 1932-1952
8. The National Revolution, 1952-1964
9. The Military Interregnum, 1964-1982
10. The End of an Era and a Difficult Transition