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Latin America in the Twentieth Century - Peter Calvert

Latin America in the Twentieth Century

By: Peter Calvert, Susan Calvert (Revised by)

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Earthquakes, hurricanes, guerrillas and military coups hit the headlines; the underlying social order passes almost unnoticed. Latin America has long had a reputation for violence and unpredictability. As the world moves towards the end of its second century of independence, much about this fascinating area remains a mystery. Yet Latin America has led the way for the Third World to demand full equality for its citizens. This revised and updated edition is a political history of 20th-century Latin America. Peter and Susan Calvert, two specialists in Latin American politics present a new view of this vital region, its frustrations, its setbacks and its exciting possibilities. It is organized theoretically and chronologically.

List of Plates - List of Tables - Preface to the Second Edition - Order and Progress - Land and Liberty - Depression and Dependency - The Olive Branch and the Arrows - The Military and Development - Democratic Consolidation (and Less Cheerful Changes) - A New Start? - Postscript: Rio and After - Some Further Reading - Index

ISBN: 9780333593929
ISBN-10: 0333593928
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 18th June 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised