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Peru : a short history /
David P. Werlich.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1978.
description
xii, 434 p. : maps.
ISBN
0809308304 :
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1978.
isbn
0809308304 :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3676797
 
Bibliography: p. 377-411.
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Main Description
Although itis only the fourth largest country of Latin America (after Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico), Peru's half-million square miles are equivalent to the combined area of France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Superimposed upon the heartland of the United States, Peru would cover about all of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. Noted for the splendors of its geography, its extensive mineral endowments, and the richness of its culture and history, Peru, how­ever, provides only a meager subsis­tence to most of its sixteen million in­habitants. David P. Werlich, drawing on over five thousand sources, both published and unpublished, synthesizes for the general reader and student recent schol­arship on the political, economic, so­cial, and cultural evolution of this im­portant Latin American nation. Without neglecting the country's early history, Werlich stresses modern Peru--the period since 1914--andfurnishes the first unified, in-depth accounting of the momentous post-1968 revolution under Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado. Werlich's history is a lucid introduc­tion to the entire scope of Peruvian his­tory, and will be especially welcomed by the general reader and student in­terested in the contemporary era. The extensive and comprehensive biblio­graphic essay found in the back of the book is an invaluable aid to further study.
Main Description
Although itis only the fourth largest country of Latin America (after Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico), Peru's half-million square miles are equivalent to the combined area of France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Superimposed upon the heartland of the United States, Peru would cover about all of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. Noted for the splendors of its geography, its extensive mineral endowments, and the richness of its culture and history, Peru, how­ever, provides only a meager subsis­tence to most of its sixteen million in­habitants. David P. Werlich, drawing on over five thousand sources, both published and unpublished, synthesizes for the general reader and student recent schol­arship on the political, economic, so­cial, and cultural evolution of this im­portant Latin American nation. Without neglecting the country's early history, Werlich stresses modern Peruthe period since 1914andfurnishes the first unified, in-depth accounting of the momentous post-1968 revolution under Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado. Werlich's history is a lucid introduc­tion to the entire scope of Peruvian his­tory, and will be especially welcomed by the general reader and student in­terested in the contemporary era. The extensive and comprehensive biblio­graphic essay found in the back of the book is an invaluable aid to further study.
Main Description
Although itis only the fourth largest country of Latin America (after Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico), Peru's half-million square miles are equivalent to the combined area of France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Superimposed upon the heartland of the United States, Peru would cover about all of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. Noted for the splendors of its geography, its extensive mineral endowments, and the richness of its culture and history, Peru, how ever, provides only a meager subsis tence to most of its sixteen million in habitants. David P. Werlich, drawing on over five thousand sources, both published and unpublished, synthesizes for the general reader and student recent schol arship on the political, economic, so cial, and cultural evolution of this im portant Latin American nation. Without neglecting the country's early history, Werlich stresses modern Peru--the period since 1914--andfurnishes the first unified, in-depth accounting of the momentous post-1968 revolution under Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado. Werlich's history is a lucid introduc tion to the entire scope of Peruvian his tory, and will be especially welcomed by the general reader and student in terested in the contemporary era. The extensive and comprehensive biblio graphic essay found in the back of the book is an invaluable aid to further study.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Peru: a Portraitp. 1
A Heritage of Conquest: First Incas, Then Spaniardsp. 28
Independence and Anarchy {18O8-1845}p. 58
Stability, Reform, and a Precarious Prosperity {1845-1879}p. 78
Disaster and Recovery {1879-1914}p. 106
The Emergence of Modern Peru [1914-1930]p. 138
A Doleful Decade: the Thirtiesp. 175
DéTente and Debacle {1939-1948}p. 221
Conservatives Triumphant {1948-1962}p. 247
The Army and the Architect {1962-1968]p. 274
The Pragmatic Revolution: Peru since 1968p. 300
A Guide to Further Study Indexp. 375
A Guide to Further Studyp. 377
Indexp. 413
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