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By Simon Collier,William F. Sater

A historical past of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and monetary evolution from its independence till the early years of the Lagos regime. making use of fundamental and secondary fabrics, it explores the expansion of Chile's agricultural financial system, in which the big landed estates seemed; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the increase of the nitrate mines; their alternative through 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 means 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 production of a wealthy highbrow and literary culture, the stories of heart and decrease sessions and the advance of Chile's exact culture.

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