Dictatorship in South America

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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States of Disorder explores the experiences of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile with brutal military dictatorships in the Cold War period. Based on the strong and recent currents of historiography emerging from the countries under study Offers a compelling narrative that brings popular perspectives to bear on national histories Makes a close reading of Latin America's economic crises, free market reforms and development strategies accessible to general readers Presents a single-volume thematic study that addresses key experiences under dictatorships as well as their social and historical contexts in Latin America

Author Biography

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.

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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