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By Simon Collier,William F. Sater

A heritage of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and fiscal evolution from its independence until eventually the early years of the Lagos regime. making use of fundamental and secondary fabrics, it explores the expansion of Chile's agricultural economic climate, within which the massive landed estates seemed; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the increase of the nitrate mines; their substitute through copper mining; and the diversification of the nation's financial base. This quantity additionally lines Chile's political improvement from oligarchy to democracy, culminating within the election of Salvador Allende, his overthrow by means of an army dictatorship, and the go back of popularly elected governments. also, the quantity examines Chile's social and highbrow background: the method of urbanization, the unfold of schooling and public future health, the diminution of poverty, the construction of a wealthy highbrow and literary culture, the studies of heart and decrease periods and the improvement of Chile's specific culture.

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