The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History, 1870-1950 by Eduardo Posada-Carbo

The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History, 1870-1950

Eduardo Posada-Carbo
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This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. Eduardo Posada-Carbo focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. He examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, the links 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. This original study opens up the area to scholarly scrutiny, and has wider implications for Latin American historiography.

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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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“Drawing on miscellaneous archival materials, newspaper sources, and official documents, as well as on secondary data, Eduardo Posada-Carbo assembles a convincing picture of politics, society, and the economy of the Colobian regian during the last decades of the nineteenth and the first three decades of the twentieth centuries. He weaves narrative and analysis together to construct an effective whole”—American historical ReviewR

Author Biography

Lecturer in History at the Institute of Latin American Studies, London.

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