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The History of Venezuela : Palgrave Essential Histories - H. Michael Tarver

The History of Venezuela

Palgrave Essential Histories

Paperback Published: 28th November 2006
ISBN: 9781403962607
Number Of Pages: 189

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With an upcoming election, Chávez's involvement with U.S. oil exports, and the country becoming a leader of an increasingly united South America, this volume provides necessary background information to understand how Venezuela became what it is today.
The history begins with Columbus's third voyage of discovery from Spain. Spanish explorers named the land “Little Venice” for the native homes built on stilts at the water’s edge. Tracing the nation’s 300 years as a Spanish colony through a brief unification followed by civil war, Tarver brings Venezuela’s dramatic history to life. Highlighting events including the discovery of oil in the 1900s and the establishment of democratic government in 1958, Tarver offers a comprehensive chronicle that contextualizes the current unrest under the leadership of Hugo Chávez.

Prefacep. vii
Timeline of Historical Eventsp. ix
A Petroleum Republicp. 1
Venezuela to 1600p. 19
The Colonial Era (to 1810)p. 31
Movements toward Independence (1810-1830)p. 49
The Age of Caudillismo (1830-1989)p. 61
Restoration and Rehabilitation (1899-1935)p. 77
The Emergence of Modern Venezuela (1935-1958)p. 85
The Return of Democracy (1959-1963)p. 101
The Institutionalization of Democracy (1964-1973)p. 115
Venezuelan Boom and Bust (1974-1988)p. 123
Chaos, Futility, and Incompetence (1989-1998)p. 139
The Bolivarian Revolution (1999-2005)p. 151
Notable People in the History of Venezuelap. 161
Glossary of Selected Termsp. 171
Bibliographic Essayp. 177
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781403962607
ISBN-10: 140396260X
Series: Palgrave Essential Histories
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 28th November 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1