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Juan Peron and the Reshaping of Argentina (Pitt Latin American Series)

ISBN: 9780822934646
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt)
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1983-04
Number of pages: 280
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Although Juan Perón changed the course of modern Argentine history, scholars have often interpreted him in terms of their own ideologies and interests, rather than seeing the effect of this man and his movement had on the Argentine people. The essays in this volume seek to uncover the man behind the myth, to define the true nature of Perónism. Several chapters view Perón's rise to power, his deposition and eighteen-year exile, and his dramtic return in 1973. Others examine: opposing forces in modern Argentina, including the church and its role in politics; the conflict between landed stancieros and urban industrialists, terrorist activities and their popularist support base; Peronism and the labor movement; and Evita Perón's role in advancing the political rights of women.

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