A Brief History of Bolivia
The historic election in 2005 of Evo Morales Ayma marked a radical and trans-formative moment in Bolivia's history. It was the first time that a democratic election ushered in change on the scale of the 1952 National Revolution that emancipated the indigenous population, abolished involuntary servitude, and extended voting and land ownership rights. A Brief History of Bolivia, Second Edition offers a concise yet comprehensive account of the history of Bolivia, from the ancient civilizations near the shores of Lake Titicaca to the efforts to quell the political and social turmoil Bolivia still endures today. This revised edition covers in detail the events leading to and following the historic election of 2005, the effects of neo-populism on Morales's campaign and victory, and the introduction of the new National Constitution. Coverage includes: The culture and history of the largely indigenous Indian population; Challenges to nationhood presented by Bolivia's extreme landscape and climate; The age of caudillo rule; The 1952 National Revolution; Consequences of the Andean drug war and the rise of Morales's cocalero movement; Attempts to address the racism that still plagues the country's people; The impact Bolivia's natural gas resource has on its global economic standing; Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes.
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The Ancient Indian peoples
Colonial Bolivia 15321780
Independence Wars and the New Nation 17801839
The Age of Caudillo Rule 18391879
Republican Rule and the New Oligarchy 18791932
The Chaco War and Its Aftermath 19321951
The National Revolution 19511964
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