The first English language account of early labor movements in Peru. Blanchard’s analysis and insights into the economic factors underlying Peru’s labor unrest also extends to labor developments and the modernization process throughout Latin America.
An exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Paul e. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it. He also views the roles of various Chilean political and interest groups, the CIA, and U.S. corporations.
This study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments.
This book provides a detailed account of the political career of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, the populist leader of Colombia during the 1930s and 1940s.
Andrade presents a candid insider’s view of U.S.-Bolivian relations which will sometimes make Americans feel proud, and other times ashamed. He describes meetings with Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and many others.
Sixteen essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The first book-length analysis of the Bolivian revolution by an American political scientist explains the events of 1952 as a Latin American case study, and links the theme of the revolution with other contemporary insurrection in underdeveloped countries.
A study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. The book also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.
This book shows how, even in changing social and cultural conditions, traditional notions of religious morality are integral parts of social structure. The work specifically examines the Mapuche Indians of Chile, who have maintained an undeniable cultural consciousness over long years of contact with European Chileans.