A History of Chile, 1808-2002 by Simon Collier

By Simon Collier

Offering an summary of Chilean historical past for the overall reader in addition to the expert, this article employs fundamental and secondary fabrics to investigate the nation's political, financial, and social evolution from independence to 2002. not like different works, the amount examines intensive the newest occasions of Chile's historical past: the diversification of its economic system, unfold of democratic associations, development of public future health, and emergence of a wealthy highbrow tradition. First version Hb (1996): 0-521-56075-6 First variation Pb (1996): 0-521-56827-7

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Here the importance of mining shows up in its true light. , El comercio y la crisis colonial (Santiago, 1968), p. 209. Eugenio Pereira Salas, Buques norteamericanos en Chile a fines de la era colonial (Santiago, 1936). Chapter01 CY399/Collier 18 0 521 82749 3 November 7, 2003 20:23 Char Count= 0 Birth of a nation-state mercantilist orthodoxy, this practice also had the effect of draining Chile of money. The lack of small change, in particular, was to be a constant complaint well into the twentieth century, a minor economic ailment of long duration.

Aguirre was censured by the Church for his hyperactive sexual conduct and distinctly heterodox opinions. ”4 Anybody who consults the telephone directory of today’s Norte Chico will find more than a few Aguirres. The process of miscegenation in Chile occurred over several generations, but its end result was clear well before the end of colonial times. By the close of the eighteenth century few communities of Amerindians survived north of the B´ıo B´ıo, and those that did were no longer completely native in either genes or culture.

The “classical” Chilean countryside had, by 1800 or so, taken on its clearest shape (though not in all respects its later appearance, for the nowadays ubiquitous poplar was introduced only at the very end of colonial times) in the area between the Aconcagua Valley and the Maule River. This area was within easy reach of Santiago and Valparaiso, the tiny port through which most of the colony’s external trade was conducted. It was here that the majority of the 700,000 or so Chileans lived in 1800.

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