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The history of Ecuador

Author: George Lauderbaugh
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, 2012.
Series: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The History of Ecuador focuses primarily on the political history of Ecuador and how these past events impact the nation today. This text examines the traditions established by Ecuador's great caudillos (strong men) such as Juan José Flores, Gabriel García Moreno, and Eloy Alfaro, and documents the attempts of liberal leaders to modernize Ecuador by following the example of the United States. This book also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lauderbaugh
ISBN: 9780313362507 0313362505
OCLC Number: 759491827
Description: xxvi, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Timeline of historical events: Ecuador today --
Ecuador's indigenous and colonial past --
Independence and the early republic, 1795-1859 --
Conservative modernization, 1860-95 --
The Liberal Revolution --
Revolution, reform, chaos, and war, 1925-48 --
Ecuador, 1948-72: bananas, democracy, populism, and Juntas --
The oil boom, military reformers, and a second Democratic parenthesis, 1972-96 --
Populism, political instability, and the citizen's revolution --
Notable people in the history of Ecuador.
Series Title: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Responsibility: George Lauderbaugh.

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This handbook provides an unmatched, comprehensive political history of Ecuador written in English.  Read more...

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