The History of Chile

The History of Chile

Book - 2003
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This book provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile is more than 2,600 miles long but averages a width of only 110 miles. It contains the driest desert in the world, the highest mountain range in the hemisphere, temperate rainforests, and a piece of Antarctica. In all of these areas, Chileans have fashioned unique communities and, together, a vibrant nation. Chile's history mirrors its geographical variety. From its pre-colonial period to its days as a Spanish colony and its many independent governments, Chile has long been a land of crises and controversy. Yet it is also a land filled with valuable resources--most famously copper--that have yielded great wealth.

"The History of Chile" provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. Also included are biographical sketches of notable persons in Chilean history, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay that discusses the best sources for further reading. This is the perfect starting point for students and general readers interested in the history and people of Chile.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780313317590
0313317593
Characteristics: xxxi, 297 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.

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