The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History, 1870-1950

Synopsis

This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. The book focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. It examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, the link between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia.

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