Updated and revised from its 2003 edition, The History of Chile serves as a foundational text for those studying and interested in learning about this South American nation. Eleven chronologically-arranged chapters will guide readers through Chilean history, from prehistory to present day. Chapters examine topics such as the origins of Chileans, Chile’s period as a Spanish colony, Augusto Pinochet’s rule, the country’s transition to democracy, and today’s challenges in 2018–2019. A timeline, glossary, and appendix of Notable Individuals in the History of Chile round out the text.
Written for high school and undergraduate students, but accessible to general readers as well, this volume examines Chile’s history through the lenses of politics, economics, and culture and society. Readers will gain a better understanding of how Chile has modernized its economy and is incorporating immigrants.
- Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of Chile, providing readers with an at-a-glance overview of Chile's history
- Features an appendix of Notable People in the History of Chile with brief biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country's history
- Offers photos and maps that provide additional context and support the text
- Provides an annotated bibliography with detailed information on further resources