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Author Lewis, Daniel K., 1959-

Title The history of Argentina / Daniel K. Lewis.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2001.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    982 LEW    Available
Description xxi, 214 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Series The Greenwood histories of the modern nations 1096-2905
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-210) and index.
Contents Argentina today -- The colonial era (to 1800) -- Independence and the construction of Argentina (1800-1880) -- Argentina's "golden age" (1880-1910) -- Democracy's appearance (1890-1943) -- Péron and Argentina (1943-1955) -- Under Péron's shadow (1955-1972) -- A society at war (1970-1983) -- Democracy's fragile return (1983-1995) -- A country in transition (1991-2001).
Summary Argentina is a country of enormous potential and challenging problems. In recent decades, violence and military dictatorships have upset the political system, and economic instability has held in check efforts to develop the country's industries. This work provides a solid and engaging introduction to the persons, events, and factors that have helped shape the nation. Covering the entire sweep of Argentina's history from pre-Columbian times to 2001, the narrative outlines the connections between the colonial era and the 19th century and focuses closely on the last three decades of the 20th century.
Subject Argentina -- History.
ISBN 0313312567 (alk. paper)
9780313312564 (alk. paper)

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