The History of Ecuador

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - 189 páginas

Ecuador is a nation of over 13 million people, its area between that of the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Like the United States, Ecuador's government features a democratically elected President serving for a four-year term. The Galápagos Islands, well known as the birthplace of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, are part of a province of Ecuador.

The History of Ecuador focuses primarily on the political history of Ecuador and how these past events impact the nation today. This text examines the traditions established by Ecuador's great caudillos (strong men) such as Juan José Flores, Gabriel García Moreno, and Eloy Alfaro, and documents the attempts of liberal leaders to modernize Ecuador by following the example of the United States. This book also discusses three economic booms in Ecuador's history: the Cacao Boom 1890-1914; the Banana Boom 1948-1960; and the Oil Boom 1972-1992.

 

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1 Ecuador Today
1
2 Ecuadors Indigenous and Colonial Past
19
3 Independence and the Early Republic 17951859
35
4 Conservative Modernization 186095
53
5 The Liberal Revolution
83
6 Revolution Reform Chaos and War 192548
95
Bananas Democracy Populism and Juntas
115
8 The Oil Boom Military Reformers and a Second Democratic Parenthesis 197296
131
9 Populism Political Instability and the Citizens Revolution
145
Notable People in the History of Ecuador
167
Selected Bibliography
177
Index
183
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George M. Lauderbaugh, PhD, is associate professor of history at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL.

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