History of Peru

Contents

Historical Setting
Andean Societies Before the Conquest
The Spanish Conquest, 1532-72
The Colonial Period, 1550-1824
Independence Imposed from Without, 1808-24
Post-Independence Decline and Instability, 1824-45
The Guano Era, 1845-70
The War of The Pacific, 1879-83
Recovery and Growth, 1883-1930
Mass Politics and Social Change, 1930-68
Failed Reform and Economic Decline, 1968-85

SOURCE: Area Handbook of the US Library of Congress

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