By Simon Collier,William F. Sater

ISBN-10: 0521534844

ISBN-13: 9780521534840

ISBN-10: 0521827493

ISBN-13: 9780521827492

A historical past of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and fiscal evolution from its independence until eventually the early years of the Lagos regime. utilising basic and secondary fabrics, it explores the expansion of Chile's agricultural financial system, in which the massive landed estates seemed; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the increase of the nitrate mines; their substitute by means of copper mining; and the diversification of the nation's financial base. This quantity additionally strains Chile's political improvement from oligarchy to democracy, culminating within the election of Salvador Allende, his overthrow by way of an army dictatorship, and the go back of popularly elected governments. also, the amount examines Chile's social and highbrow historical past: the method of urbanization, the unfold of schooling and public wellbeing and fitness, the diminution of poverty, the construction of a wealthy highbrow and literary culture, the stories of heart and reduce sessions and the advance of Chile's special culture.

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