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Colombia By Frank Safford

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A history of the country from pre-Columbian times to the present, this title includes an in-depth look at the earliest years in Columbia's history which emphasizes the role geography played in shaping Columbia's economy, society, and politics and a thorough discussion of Columbian politics.

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Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided Society by Frank Safford

This is a history of the country from pre-Columbian times to the present. It includes an in-depth look at the earliest years in Columbia's history which emphasizes the role geography played in shaping Columbia's economy, society, and politics. The book also includes a thorugh discussion of Columbian politics which looks at the ways in which historical memory has affected political choices, particularly in the formation and development of the country's two traditional political parties. Safford and Palacios explore the factors which have contributed to Colombia's economic troubles, such as the delay in its national economic integration and its ineffective exportation policies, and conclude their book with a discussion of the often violent events which have taken place in Columbia during the 20th century.

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... a useful contribution to the English-language historiograhy of Colombia. There is much here for both the novice and the more advanced student, who will surely be encouraged to make further entradas into the Colombian labyrinth. International Affairs In their distinctive ways both authors contribute insights into the Colombian historical experience and they do this in a writing style that is refreshingly lucid. International Affairs

Table of Contents


Maps and Tables Introduction 1: Continuity and Change in Colombia's Economic Geography: An Overview 2: Pre-Colombian Cultures 3: European Conquest 4: Colonial Economy and Society, 1540-1780 5: Crises of Authority, 1700-1808 6: Independence, 1808-1825 7: Bolivar's Colombia, 1819-1831 8: The Formation of New Granada as a Polity, 1831-1845: Origins of the Two Traditional Parties 9: Economy and Society, 1821-1850 10: The Liberal Era, 1845-1876 11: Neither Liberty nor Order, 1875-1903 12: The Republic of Coffee, 1903-1946 13: A Nation of Cities 14: Political Violence in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century Selective Bibliographic Guide Chief Executives of Colombia (1819-2001) Credits Index

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GOR005376021
Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided Society by Frank Safford
Frank Safford
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2001-08-01
416
019504617X
9780195046175
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