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Bolivia : Latin American Histories - Herbert S. Klein


Latin American Histories

Paperback Published: 16th April 1992
ISBN: 9780195057355
Number Of Pages: 368

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In its first edition, Herbert Klein's Bolivia won immediate acceptance even within Bolivia itself as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, the second edition also covers events of the last turbulent decade, including the economic collapse, the rise of an illegal economy based on cocaine, and the coming of middle-class Mestizos into social and political power. With a completely new final chapter and an updated bibliography, Bolivia remains an essential source for all those interested in Latin American history and politics.

"Best, and only, general text on Bolivia. It is exceptional in its interpretation and clarity. A must for any student of the Andean countries."--Sonny Davis, Western State College of Colorado "The best survey on Bolivian history published until now. Recommendable for both students and teachers."--Enrique Sermo, University of New Mexico "Interestingly written, well done, appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate students."--Robert D. Talbott, University of Northern Iowa "Shows the diverse texture of society from pre-Columbian to recent times. Particularly useful is the discussion of the complex evolution of Bolivian politics since the 1952 Revolution."--John L. Rector, Western Oregon State College "Still the most comprehensive history of Bolivia from pre-Columbian times to 1990. Especially valuable are the last three chapters."--Oakah L. Jones, Purdue University "Provides quite a valuable overview of the history of what is now Bolivia."--Anthony Christopher Auriemma, University of California, Santa Cruz "Good, basic text."--Ann Wightman, Wesleyan University Studies "Superb. A much-needed work by a naster of the subject."--Eugene G. SHarkey, Westminster College "Still the best synthesis of Bolivian history. The update of the second edition was necessary and is extremely useful, including the extension of the bibliographical essay."--Christine Hunefezde, University of California, San Diego "Excellent synthesis of Bolivian history....Highly recommended for those interested in the history of that tortured nation. Must for all libraries."--Ray Doyle, West Chester University "Impressive: an exemplary country."--Ray Bromley, SUNY, Albany "Excellent....Very helpful."--Justine Peter, Cardinal Stritch College "The author has greatly expanded the post-1980 period compared to its first edition. Moreover it has been carefully rethought and the bibliography appropriately altered."--Douglas W. Richmond, University of Texas, Arlington "Thoughtfully updated, and contains an expanded bibliography."--Nils Jacobsen, University of Illinois, Urbana "The best national history of Bolivia bar none; and a model for that difficult genre of national histories. Invaluable for students and general readers."--Alan Knight, Oxford University, currently at the University of Texas at Austin "Well-researched and complete."--Otoniel Cabrero, Universidad Adventisto Praise for the first edition: "An excellent overview."--Oakah L. Jones, Purdue University "Admirably well constructed, lucidly written, and long overdue."--Simon Collier, University of Essex "A worthwhile and necessary addition to [Oxford's] Latin American Histories."--Edward D. Elsasser, Western Michigan University "An excellent book."--Douglas W. Richmond, University of Texas at Arlington "Offers sharp insights into a complex subject with careful historiography."--N.C. Polos, University of La Verne "Excellent."--Choice "An excellent book on colorful but little-known Bolivia."--Booknotes "The authoritative history of Bolivia in English. Balanced, Insightful, cognizant of major trends and as close to necessary for any student of Bolivia as a book can be."--L.A. CLayton, University of Alabama

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 Political Chronology Bibliographical Essay Tables Index

ISBN: 9780195057355
ISBN-10: 019505735X
Series: Latin American Histories
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th April 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.02  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2