Subject: History / Latin America / South America

Subject: History / Latin America / South America

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Society and Education in Brazil

|9780822952077|A groundbreaking English-language study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. It also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.| Robert J. Havighurst J. Roberto Moreira| Pitt Latin American Series| Education / Administration / General History / General History / Latin America / South America

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Bolivia

|9780822984238|The Uncompleted Revolution|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 insurrections in underdeveloped countries. Combining narrative excitement and scholarly analysis, the book pinpoints sources of weakness and stress in the Bolivian old order, with particular attention to the effects of uneven economic developments in the first two decades of the twentieth century. It then focuses on the stormy years after 1936 that led up to the insurrection of April 9-11, 1952. Finally, it examines…

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Beyond the Revolution

|9780822984306|Bolivia since 1952|Ten original essays discuss changes in the life, politics, and culture of Bolivia since the revolution of 1952.| James Malloy Richard Thorn| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science / Essays

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Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America

|9780822952756| Since the mid-1960s it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society’s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism. The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for future research utilizing them. The book is organized in four parts: a theoretical introduction; discussions of authoritarianism,…

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My Missions for Revolutionary Bolivia, 1944-1962

|9780822984566| Victor Andrade, Bolivian ambassador to the United States at various times between 1944 and 1962, recounts a unique Latin American perspective on U.S. politics and foreign policy. He describes meetings with Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and with the many journalists, cabinet members, senators, and House members who were part of his daily work in the world of Washington politics. Andrade first came to Washington as ambassador in 1944, representing a young revolutionary government determined to check the power of the Bolivian tin barons who had dominated the country for decades. After his government was overthrown, he spent six years in…

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