Bolivia: The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byHerbert S. Klein

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Herbert Klein's Bolivia offered the first modern historical survey in English of this important nation. The second edition of this now-standard source has been updated to cover events of the last turbulent decade of political and economic change. It includes a completely new final chapter andan updated bibliography.

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The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society.The history of the peoples of Bolivia is one of the more complex and fascinating of historical evolutions. A society created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, it remains today a nation dominated by its peasantry, yet fully participating in the world economy.

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Herbert Klein's Bolivia offered the first modern historical survey in English of this important nation. The second edition of this now-standard source has been updated to cover events of the last turbulent decade of political and economic change. It includes a completely new final chapter andan updated bibliography.

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The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society.The history of the peoples of Bolivia is one of the more complex and fascinating of historical evolutions. A society created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, it remains today a nation dominated by its peasantry, yet fully participating in the world economy.

Herbert S. Klein is at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505735X

ISBN - 13:9780195057355

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Table of Contents

1. Geography and Pre-Columbian Civilization2. The Creation of a Colonial Society3. Late Colonial Society: Crisis and Growth4. Revolution and the Creation of a Nation-State, 1809-18415. The Crisis of the State, 1841-18806. The Ages of Silver and Tin, 1880-19327. Disintegration of the Established Order, 1932-19528. The National Revolution, 1952-19649. The Military Interregnum, 1964-198210. The End of an Era and a Difficult TransitionPolitical ChronologyBibliographical EssayTablesIndex

From Our Editors

The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society.The history of the peoples of Bolivia is one of the more complex and fascinating of historical evolutions. A society created by imperial conquests and native adaptations, it remains today a nation dominated by its peasantry, yet fully participating in the world economy.

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"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