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A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, originally published in Buenos Aires in 1994, attained instantaneous status as a classic. Written as an introductory text for university students and the general public, it is a profound reflection on the "Argentine dilemma" and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. In the book, Romero painstakingly and brilliantly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina’s tortuous, often tragic modern history, from the "alluvial society" born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the recent period of military dictatorship and democracy. For this first English-language edition, Romero has written a new chapter covering the decade of the 1990s. A rare book combining great erudition with an engaging narrative, it is destined to be the standard English-language history of Argentina for many years to come.

The son of Argentina’s greatest twentieth-century historian, José Luis Romero, Luis Alberto Romero has emerged as one of the leading historians of his generation in Argentina. Romero’s generation is one that has witnessed the most dramatic decades of the country’s modern history, the decline of Argentina and its descent into violence, dictatorship, and despair, but also the hopeful if often difficult process of rebuilding democracy since the mid-1980s. Combining the rigor of the professional historian with a passionate commitment to his country’s future, Romero’s work is a major contribution to our understanding of one of Latin America’s most important nations. This translation by James Brennan, himself a leading English-speaking historian of Argentina, makes this valuable book available to a wide readership in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

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Romero (history, U. of Buenos Aires, Argentina) presents a synthetic history of the South American nation which aims to suggest economic and political structures that would guarantee society's general welfare, a reasonable degree of economic progress , and a certain rationality in public life. Consequently, the history focuses on the political and economic struggles that have characterized Argentine life: between unions and industrialists, between political parties, between the rich and the poor, between the Peronists and the clergy, and between today's cacerolazos (pot-bangers) and the IMF-backed government. Originally published in 1994 as nea de la Argentina/>; this first English-language edition adds a chapter on the history of the 1990s.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, originally published in Buenos Aires in 1994, attained instantaneous status as a classic. Written as an introductory text for university students and the general public, it is a profound reflection on the "Argentine dilemma" and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. In the book, Romero painstakingly and brilliantly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina’s tortuous, often tragic modern history, from the "alluvial society" born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the recent period of military dictatorship and democracy. For this first English-language edition, Romero has written a new chapter covering the decade of the 1990s. A rare book combining great erudition with an engaging narrative, it is destined to be the standard English-language history of Argentina for many years to come.

The son of Argentina’s greatest twentieth-century historian, José Luis Romero, Luis Alberto Romero has emerged as one of the leading historians of his generation in Argentina. Romero’s generation is one that has witnessed the most dramatic decades of the country’s modern history, the decline of Argentina and its descent into violence, dictatorship, and despair, but also the hopeful if often difficult process of rebuilding democracy since the mid-1980s. Combining the rigor of the professional historian with a passionate commitment to his country’s future, Romero’s work is a major contribution to our understanding of one of Latin America’s most important nations. This translation by James Brennan, himself a leading English-speaking historian of Argentina, makes this valuable book available to a wide readership in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

About the Author

Luis Alberto Romero directs the Center for the Study of Political History at the School of Politics and Government of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. Among his other books is (with Leandro H. Gutiérrez) Sectores populares, cultura y política: Buenos Aires en la entreguerra (1995).

James P. Brennan is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of The Labor Wars in Córdoba, 19551976: Ideology, Work, and Labor Politics in an Argentine Industrial City (1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271021928
Translator:
Brennan, James P.
Author:
Brennan, James P.
Author:
Romero, Luis Alberto
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Location:
University Park, Pa.
Subject:
History
Subject:
International
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Argentina History 20th century.
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
South America
Subject:
A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century
Subject:
Luis Alberto Romero
Subject:
James P. Brennan
Subject:
0-271-02191-8
Subject:
0-271-02192-6
Subject:
Economic
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Social
Subject:
cultural modernization
Subject:
Peronism.
Subject:
Welfare
Subject:
cultural autarky
Subject:
Development
Subject:
turmoil
Subject:
modern Argentine history
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Buenos Aires
Subject:
Argentine dilemma
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
alluvial societ
Subject:
mass immigration
Subject:
Juan
Subject:
Eva Peron
Subject:
military dictatorship
Subject:
Jose Luis Romero
Subject:
Violence
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
046
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.125 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century, originally published in Buenos Aires in 1994, attained instantaneous status as a classic. Written as an introductory text for university students and the general public, it is a profound reflection on the "Argentine dilemma" and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. In the book, Romero painstakingly and brilliantly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina’s tortuous, often tragic modern history, from the "alluvial society" born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the recent period of military dictatorship and democracy. For this first English-language edition, Romero has written a new chapter covering the decade of the 1990s. A rare book combining great erudition with an engaging narrative, it is destined to be the standard English-language history of Argentina for many years to come.

The son of Argentina’s greatest twentieth-century historian, José Luis Romero, Luis Alberto Romero has emerged as one of the leading historians of his generation in Argentina. Romero’s generation is one that has witnessed the most dramatic decades of the country’s modern history, the decline of Argentina and its descent into violence, dictatorship, and despair, but also the hopeful if often difficult process of rebuilding democracy since the mid-1980s. Combining the rigor of the professional historian with a passionate commitment to his country’s future, Romero’s work is a major contribution to our understanding of one of Latin America’s most important nations. This translation by James Brennan, himself a leading English-speaking historian of Argentina, makes this valuable book available to a wide readership in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

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