Dictatorship in South America

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Dictatorship in South America explores the experiences of Brazilian, Argentine and Chilean experience under military rule.
  • Presents a single-volume thematic study that explores experiences with dictatorship as well as their social and historical contexts in Latin America
  • Examines at the ideological and economic crossroads that brought Argentina, Brazil and Chile under the ...
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Overview

Dictatorship in South America explores the experiences of Brazilian, Argentine and Chilean experience under military rule.
  • Presents a single-volume thematic study that explores experiences with dictatorship as well as their social and historical contexts in Latin America
  • Examines at the ideological and economic crossroads that brought Argentina, Brazil and Chile under the thrall of military dictatorship
  • Draws on recent historiographical currents from Latin America to read these regimes as radically ideological and inherently unstable
  • Makes a close reading of the economic trajectory from dependency to development and democratization and neoliberal reform in language that is accessible to general readers
  • Offers a lively and readable narrative that brings popular perspectives to bear on national histories
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Editorial Reviews

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“This concise history of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile from the mid-20th century until its end is excellent... Invaluable for undergraduate collections. Summing up: Essential. All levels/libraries.” (Choice, 1 October 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405190565
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2013
  • Series: Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 877,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Dávila is Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Diploma of Whiteness: Race and Social Policy in Brazil, 1917–1945 (2003) and Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950 – 1980 (2010), both of which have been translated into Portuguese and published in Brazil. Dávila has taught in both the United States and Latin America, where he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of São Paulo.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Series Editor’s Preface xi

Preface and Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction 1

1 Dependency, Development, and Liberation: Latin America in the Cold War 9

2 Brazil: What Road to Development? 20

3 Argentina: Between Peronism and Military Rule 55

4 Chile: From Pluralistic Socialism to Authoritarian Free Market 82

5 Argentina: The Terrorist State 112

6 Brazil: The Long Road Back 137

7 Chile: A “Protected Democracy”? 156

Conclusion 179

Sources 185

Index 201

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