Subject: History / Latin America / South America

Subject: History / Latin America / South America

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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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Gaitán of Colombia

|9780822984672|A Political Biography|This book provides a detailed account of the political career of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, the populist leader of Colombia during the 1930s and 1940s.| Richard E. Sharpless| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America

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Illusions of Conflict

|9780822984726|Anglo-American Diplomacy Toward Latin America, 1865-1896|This book presents the first comprehensive treatment of Anglo-American rivalry over Latin America in the late nineteenth century, who battled for economic and political influence in the region from the Civil War until 1895, when the Venezuelan boundary dispute came to a head and the Monroe Doctrine was finally recognized by the British. Yet author Joseph Smith posits that this was only an illusion of conflict, that the two major powers has shared objectives all along in the region.| Joseph Smith| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America

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The Politics of Social Security in Brazil

|9780822984702|Brazil has one of the most elaborate social security systems in Latin America. This study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments: oligarchic democracy, organic authoritarianism, populist democracy, and bureaucratic authoritarianism.| James Malloy| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science / Public Policy / Social Security

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The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976

|9780822952879|Paul Sigmund, who has studied Chile for more than a decade, and lived and taught there, offers an exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. 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.| Paul E. Sigmund| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America

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