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A comprehensive survey of Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, A Concise History of Bolivia highlights fundamental changes since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982 and its present day consequences. These changes include the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in the nation's history.Herbert S. Klein is Professor of Latin American History at Columbia University and has recently co-authored Slave and Economy in Sand#227;o Paolo, Brazil, 1750-1850 (Stanford, 2002). He is the author of The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1999) and Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes (Stanford, 1992). Professor Klein's other titles include African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (Oxford, 1988) and Parties and Political Change in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (Cambridge, 1962).
A Concise History of Bolivia surveys the country??'s economic, social, cultural, and political evolution.
"A Concise History of Bolivia" surveys the country's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-304) and index.
Surveying Bolivia"s economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes, A Concise History of Bolivia brings the history of this society up to date, covering the fundamental changes which have occurred since the 1952 National Revolution and the return of democracy in 1982.
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. From the national revolution to the cold war, 1952'"1982; 9. Creating a multiethnic democracy, 1982'"2002; Bibliographical essay; Political chronology.