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These are a series of country studies that provide a valuable overview of various Latin American countries They use both primary and secondary sources by eyewitnesses and important scholars respectively to illuminate key periods of each country s history They also include a trove of images, maps, and fine art Each volume focuses on a single country Currently, Duke has published readers about the Dominican Republic, Chile, Paraguay, Guatemala, Ecuador, Per , Costa Rica, Cuba, M xico, Argentin These are a series of country studies that provide a valuable overview of various Latin American countries They use both primary and secondary sources by eyewitnesses and important scholars respectively to illuminate key periods of each country s history They also include a trove of images, maps, and fine art Each volume focuses on a single country Currently, Duke has published readers about the Dominican Republic, Chile, Paraguay, Guatemala, Ecuador, Per , Costa Rica, Cuba, M xico, Argentina, and Brazil I found this book extremely enlightening I spent 10 weeks in Paraguay as a volunteer and am very happy that I read this book beforehand, to give me a good idea of the history of the country along with it s people Some of the essays about Stroesnner were very difficult to read, but worthwhile knowing Wherever I travel next, I am certainly going to get the reader for that country too, as there are plenty of these types of books. The history of Paraguay is so bizarre almost unbelievable with the number of dictatorships and suicidal wars it s had it s a shame so few people know about This book s easily the best history of the country and one of the best history books I ve ever stumbled across just because it s built on such a huge range of sources from letters to songs, diary entries to novel extracts, few of which outstay their welcome Curated like a good mixtape, really. {Free Epub} à The Paraguay Reader: History, Culture, Politics õ Hemmed in by the vast, arid Chaco to the west and, for most of its history, impenetrable jungles to the east, Paraguay has been defined largely by its isolation Partly as a result, there has been a dearth of serious scholarship or journalism about the country Going a long way toward redressing this lack of information and analysis, The Paraguay Reader is a lively compilation of testimonies, journalism, scholarship, political tracts, literature, and illustrations, including maps, photographs, paintings, drawings, and advertisements Taken together, the anthology s many selections convey the country s extraordinarily rich history and cultural heritage, as well as the realities of its struggles against underdevelopment, foreign intervention, poverty, inequality, and authoritarianism Most of the Reader is arranged chronologically Weighted toward the twentieth century and early twenty first, it nevertheless gives due attention to major events in Paraguay s history, such as the Triple Alliance War and the Chaco War The Reader s final section, focused on national identity and culture, addresses matters including ethnicity, language, and gender Most of the selections are by Paraguayans, and many of the pieces appear in English for the first time Helpful introductions by the editors precede each of the book s sections and all of the selected texts