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Chile: The Legacy of Hispanic Capitalism (Latin American Histories)
The preeminent book on Chilean history, Chile: The Legacy of Hispanic Capitalism has been thoroughly updated throughout. Among its many new features are an analysis of the global developments in Chile during the last two decades; a new chapter that focuses specifically on the transition from a military to a civilian government; and extensive coverage of human rights as wel ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 18th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published April 12th 1979)
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A very strong and in depth history of Chile, but as the title suggest, be prepared to see lots of numbers. Loveman's book demonstrate how intimately tied together the political history and economic history of Chile really were. It is impossible to understand one without the other.
I love Chile! I have been fascinated with this south american republic for almost two decades and can never tire learning as many details as I can about what makes the country tick. Travel books are fine, but getting in to the depth and breadth of history, society, economics, and politics of a place really provide so much needed back drop to the pretty pictures. This heavy read is satisfying in a sugar-sprinkled, deep-fried spudnut way.