A Concise History of Bolivia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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A comprehensive survey of Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, A Concise History of Bolivia highlights fundamental changes since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982 and its present day consequences. These changes include the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in the nation's history. Herbert S. Klein is Professor of Latin American History at Columbia University and has recently co-authored Slave and Economy in São Paolo, Brazil, 1750-1850 (Stanford, 2002). He is the author of The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1999) and Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes (Stanford, 1992). Professor Klein's other titles include African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (Oxford, 1988) and Parties and Political Change in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (Cambridge, 1962).

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Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural, and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, A History of Bolivia brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes which have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history.

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Herbert S. Klein is the author of 22 books and 163 articles in several languages on Latin America and comparative themes in social and economic history. Among these books are The Atlantic Slave Trade, 2nd edition (2010) and four studies of slavery, the most recent of which are Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750-1850 (co-author, 2003), African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (co-author, 2008) and Slavery in Brazil (co-author, 2009), as well as four books on Bolivian history. He has also published books on such diverse themes as The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680-1809 (1998), A Population History of the United States (2004) and Hispanics in the United States Since 1980 (co-author, 2010).

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