Part I. Birth of a Nation-State, 1800s-1830s: 1. Colonial foundations, 1540-1810; 2. Independence, 1808-30; 3. The Conservative Settlement, 1830-41; Part II. The Rise of a Republic, 1830s-1870s: 4. A time of progress, 1830s-1870s; 5. The liberal impulse; 6. Crisis and war, 1876-83; Part III. The Nitrate Era, 1880s-1930s: 7. The parliamentary period, 1882-1920; 8. The lion and the mule, 1920-38; Part IV. Industrial Advance and the Dawn of Mass Politics, 1930s-1960s: 9. The radicals, the general of hope, and the lion's son, 1938-64; 10. The industrial impulse, 1930s-1960s; Part V. Democracy and Dictatorship, 1960s-1990s: 11. Revolution in liberty, 1964-70; 12. The Chilean road to socialism, 1970-3; 13. The Pinochet years; 14. Re-encounter with history, 1990-2002.
A History of Chile provides an overview of Chilean history from its independence to 2002.
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