Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut, Olga Vilella
     
 

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries; guerrilla and political movements;… See more details below

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries; guerrilla and political movements; prominent guerrilla, human-rights, military, and political figures; local, regional, and international human-rights organizations; and artistic figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works attempt to represent or resist the period of repression.

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CHOICE
The quality of this work is evident in entries involving people, places, events, and organizations.... Highly recommended.
Booklist
In the 'dirty wars,' from 1954 to 1990, governments and the military in Latin America tortured and killed citizens with impunity, or just made them disappear. This is an updated edition of a work originally published in 2003 by the authors as part of the series Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest. It expands coverage from three to six countries—Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The more than 400 entries cover countries, people in the ruling government or military, those who were crushed by it, political parties, human-rights organizations, guerrilla movements, and artistic expression. Examples of other topics include Catholic Church; Kissinger, Henry; Museum of Memory; and Operation Condor (a network of the military from the countries). Extensive cross-references are noted in bold. The entries are accurate, balanced, and clearly written. A list of acronyms and abbreviations is helpful, and a concise introduction provides a good summary. The work is enhanced by an extensive, well-organized bibliography, mainly English works, which includes government reports, nongovernmental organization reports, testimonials, and recent books and films. Although the work is expensive, it will be very useful for Latin American studies in academic and large public libraries.
American Reference Books Annual
This concise yet compact 2nd edition offers useful information on the most important people and events associated with the "dirty wars" from 1954-1990 in South America. . . . This is a solid and necessary work on a period in South American history that has garnered a great deal of attention from social scientists.
Choice
The quality of this work is evident in entries involving people, places, events, and organizations.... Highly recommended.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This concise yet compact 2nd edition offers useful information on the most important people and events associated with the "dirty wars" from 1954-1990 in South America. . . . This is a solid and necessary work on a period in South American history that has garnered a great deal of attention from social scientists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810873742
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
2 MB

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