The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 334 pages
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Colombia's status as the fourth largest nation in Latin America and third most populous—as well as its largest exporter of such disparate commodities as emeralds, books, processed cocaine, and cut flowers—makes this, the first history of Colombia written in English, a much-needed book. It tells the remarkable story of a country that has consistently defied modern Latin American stereotypes—a country where military dictators are virtually unknown, where the political left is congenitally weak, and where urbanization and industrialization have spawned no lasting populist movement.

There is more to Colombia than the drug trafficking and violence that have recently gripped the world's attention. In the face of both cocaine wars and guerrilla conflict, the country has maintained steady economic growth as well as a relatively open and democratic government based on a two-party system. It has also produced an impressive body of art and literature.

David Bushnell traces the process of state-building in Colombia from the struggle for independence, territorial consolidation, and reform in the nineteenth century to economic development and social and political democratization in the twentieth. He also sheds light on the modern history of Latin America as a whole.
  

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As a Colombian, who has read a lot about Colombia, and who grew up outside of Colombia, I found this book very refreshing. For once, it is a cold and straightforward view of the history and politics ... Read full review

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Contents

Indians and Spaniards
1
Severing the Ties with Spain 17811819
25
The Gran Colombian Experiment 18191830
50
Independent New Granada A Nation State Not Yet a Nation 18301849
74
The NineteenthCentury Liberal Revolution 18491885
101
The Regeneration and Its Aftermath A PositivistConservative Reaction 18851904
140
The New Age of Peace and Coffee 19041930
155
The Liberal Republic 19301946
181
The National Front Achievements and Failures 19581978
23
The Latest Era Confounding the Predictions 1978
49
Epilogue
83
Population
86
Presidential Elections 18261990
88
Notes
93
Bibliographical Essay
305
Index
323

The Era of the Violencia 19461957
201

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About the author (1993)

David Bushnell is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Florida and the author of The Santander Regime in Gran Colombia, among other books.

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