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Brief History of Argentina

ISBN-10: 0816083614
ISBN-13: 9780816083619
Edition: 2nd (Revised)
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Description: Spanning more than 12,000 years of history, A Brief History of Argentina, Second Edition thoroughly and comprehensively explores these issues and discusses how they will affect Argentina's future. Coverage includes: -A comprehensive summary of  More...

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Spanning more than 12,000 years of history, A Brief History of Argentina, Second Edition thoroughly and comprehensively explores these issues and discusses how they will affect Argentina's future. Coverage includes: -A comprehensive summary of Argentina's diverse geography and its varied natural resources -The origins of the deep-seated practices of discrimination, which continue today -The effects of neoliberalism on Argentina's large working class and urban poor, culminating in the caserola movement, the piqueteros movement, and the birth of the cartoneros -The impact a changing global economy has had within Argentina's borders -The rich culture of Argentina, which has created five Nobel laureates, vibrant cities that draw millions of tourists annually, and sports teams that have won multiple world championships.

Jonathan C. Brown teaches Latin American history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Oil and Revolution in Mexico and the prizewinning A Socioeconomic History of Argentina.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Tables and Charts
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Argentine Riddle
Ancient Argentina and the European Encounter
The Colonial Rio de la Plata
Imperial Reform and Conflict in the Rio de la Plata
Crisis of the Colonial Order and Revolution
Agrarian Expansion and Nation Building (1820-1880)
The Liberal Age (1880-1916)
The Decline of Liberalism (1916-1930)
The Rise of Populism (1930-1955)
The Failure of De-Peronization (1955-1983)
The Neoliberal Age Begins
Argentina on the Rebound?
Conclusion: History as Predator
Appendixes
Basic Facts about Argentina
Chronology
Bibliography
Suggested Reading
Index

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