Argentina, 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alphonsín. (Updated)

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University of California Press, Nov 18, 1987 - History - 511 pages
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In this comprehensive history, updated to include the climactic events of the five years since the Falklands War, Professor Rock documents the early colonial history of Argentina, pointing to the colonial forms established during the Spanish conquest as the source for Argentina's continued reliance on foreign commercial and investment partnerships. The collapse of Argentina's close western European ties after World War II is thus seen as the underlying cause for her current economic and political crisis.
 

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March 2008. Allentown. 2.7* In preparation for the Salta trip. Dense and scholarly rather than literary, but comprehensive. It's difficult to find a good history of A. translated into Ingles. One shocker, if I remember correctly, is that there were 250,000 Spaniards in Latin America in the 16th C. 

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It is a very good book, full of argentine politics and history. Read full review

Contents

THE SPANISH SETTLEMENTS 15161680
1
THE RISE OF BUENOS AIRES 16801810
39
REVOLUTION AND DICTATORSHIP 18101852
79
THE FORMATION OF THE NATIONSTATE
118
The Economic Revolution 18521890
131
Boom and Collapse 18801890
152
FROM OLIGARCHY TO POPULISM 19301946
214
THE APOGEE OF PERON 19461955
262
A NATION IN DEADLOCK 19551976
320
THE NEW AUTOCRACY AND THE
367
Notes
405
Glossary of Spanish Terms
447
Select Bibliography
453
Index
489
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David Rock is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His Politics of Argentina, 1890-1930 won the 1976 Herbert E. Bolton Prize for Latin American history. He is author of Authoritarian Argentina (1993) and editor of Latin America in the Nineteen Forties (1994), both available from the University of California Press.

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