The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950 by Eduardo Posada-Carbo

The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950

byEduardo Posada-Carbo

Hardcover | November 1, 1994

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This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. Eduardo Posada-Carbo focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. He examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, thelink between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia. This original study opens up the area toscholarly scrutiny for the first time, and has wider implications for Latin American historiography.

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Eduardo Posada-Carbo is at the Institute of Latin American Studies, London.

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Title:The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198206283

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This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. Eduardo Posada-Carbo focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. He examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, the links between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia. This original study opens up the area to scholarly scrutiny, and has wider implications for Latin American historiography.

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`any reader should be grateful for the breadth and enthusiasm of the undertaking ... Surely this book exemplifies an encouraging contribution to Colombian regional historiography.'Marco Palacios, Latin American Studies, Vol. 29, 1997