Originally published in 1931, this book was written in 'an attempt to interpret to English readers the history of the Argentine people, and in some degree to interpret the character of that people as illustrated by their history'. A second Spanish edition was also published, reflecting a desire 'to make known to Argentine readers the sympathetic interest with which the astonishing advance of their nation from its small beginnings' was viewed in England. The text thus reflects the diplomatic climate of the time in which it was written, as well as providing a comprehensive historical account. Illustrative figures and appendices are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Argentinian history.
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Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction Harold Temperley; 1. The land of Argentina; 2. The conquest; 3. The municipal period, 1580-1776; 4. The Viceroyalty, 1786-1810; 5. The British invasions; 6. Preliminaries of independence; 7. Emancipation; 8. The new state; 9. Defence and security; 10. San Martín; 11. Internal development; 12. The directory; 13. Provincial isolation; 14. Rosas, 1829-52; 15. The exiles; 16. The constitution, 1852-62. Cepeda and Pavón; 17. The Paraguayan war, 1865-70; 18. Unstable equilibrium, 1862-80; 19. The Creole; 20. Vicissitudes of progress, 1880-1910; 21. Movements of democracy; 22. The Argentine people; Appendix I. Summary of governments of the River Plate; Appendix II. Declaration of independence. Translation; Appendix III. Outline of the constitution of the Argentine nation; Appendix IV. The Falkland Islands; Index.