A History of Chile, 1808-2002 (Cambridge Latin American Studies, Series Number 82)

A History of Chile, 1808-2002 (Cambridge Latin American Studies, Series Number 82)

by SimonCollier (Author), WilliamF.Sater (Author)


A History of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and economic evolution from its independence until the early years of the Lagos regime. Employing primary and secondary materials, it explores the growth of Chile's agricultural economy, during which the large landed estates appeared; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the rise of the nitrate mines; their replacement by copper mining; and the diversification of the nation's economic base. This volume also traces Chile's political development from oligarchy to democracy, culminating in the election of Salvador Allende, his overthrow by a military dictatorship, and the return of popularly elected governments. Additionally, the volume examines Chile's social and intellectual history: the process of urbanization, the spread of education and public health, the diminution of poverty, the creation of a rich intellectual and literary tradition, the experiences of middle and lower classes and the development of Chile's unique culture.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 18 Oct 2004

ISBN 10: 0521534844
ISBN 13: 9780521534840

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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