History of Bolivia

Contents

Historical Setting
Pre-Columbian Civilizations
Conquest and Colonial Rule
Independence from Spain and the Early National Period, 1809-39
Political Instability and Economic Decline, 1839-79
From the War of the Pacific to the Chaco War, 1879-1935
Prelude to Revolution, 1935-52
The Bolivian National Revolution, 1952-64
Military Rule, 1964-82

SOURCE: Area Handbook of the US Library of Congress

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