Synopses & Reviews
Providing an overview of Chilean history for the general reader as well as the specialist, this text employs primary and secondary materials to analyze the nation's political, economic, and social evolution from independence to 2002. Unlike other works, the volume examines in depth the most recent events of Chile's history: the diversification of its economy, spread of democratic institutions, improvement of public health, and emergence of a rich intellectual culture. First Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-56075-6 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-56827-7
"Collier and Sater have written the best general history of modern Chile available in any language. It is vast and comprehensive in scope, solid and dependable in factual information, reliable and complete in its sources, and consistently delightfully written." Choice
A History of Chile traces the nation's political, economic, and social evolution from its independence until the 1994 inauguration of President Eduardo Frei. This book explains how Chile evolved politically from a nation dominated by a small aristocracy into a democracy, and how it created an economy which increasingly relied on its factories rather than solely on its mines. Finally, it describes the development of Chilean culture, which is a unique fusion of European and Latin American sources.
A History of Chile provides an overview of Chilean history from its independence to 2002.
This volume explores the history of Chile from its independence until 1994.
Table of Contents
Part I. Birth of a Nation-State, 1800s-1830s: 1. Colonial foundations, 1540-1810; 2. Independence, 1808-30; 3. The Conservative Settlement, 1830-41; Part II. The Rise of a Republic, 1830s-1870s: 4. A time of progress, 1830s-1870s; 5. The liberal impulse; 6. Crisis and war, 1876-83; Part III. The Nitrate Era, 1880s-1930s: 7. The parliamentary period, 1882-1920; 8. The lion and the mule, 1920-1938; Part IV. Industrial Advance and the Dawn of Mass Politics, 1930s-1960s: 9. The radicals, the general of hope, and the lion's son, 1938-64; 10. The industrial impulse, 1930s-1960s; Part V. Democracy and Dictatorship, 1960s-1990s: 11. Revolution in liberty, 1964-1970; 12. The Chilean road to socialism, 1970-73; 13. The Pinochet years; 14. Re-encounter with history, 1990-2002.