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Published: 08 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397595-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9759-5
...Connecting Borderlands, Littorals, and Regions ...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-055
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... littoral district. A Chilean military incursion into the province of Atacama led to the resounding defeat of Bolivian forces and the annexation of Bolivia’s only coastal territory. The following description of the first battle, fought on 23 March 1879 at Topater outside the town of Calama, was written...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... to protect its borders and valuable natural resources was painfully put in evidence during the disastrous War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chilean capitalists with British backing sought to control the rich saltpeter reserves they had been effectively exploiting in Bolivia’s littoral district. A Chilean...