Subject: History / Latin America / South America

Subject: History / Latin America / South America

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The Origins of the Peruvian Labor Movement, 1883–1919

|9780822984887| In January 1919 the Peruvian government issued a decree establishing the eight-hour work day—the culmination of thirty years of struggle by Peru’s works and evidence of the increasing influence of the labor movement in Peruvian politics and society. Beginning in October 1883 at the time of Treaty of Ancón terminating four years of warfare with Chile, Peru’s workers started a thirty-year effort to become an active and influential sector of society. They formed organizations, actively participated in the nation’s political life, engaged in industrial agitation—all revealing a growing class consciousness and an ability to compel both employers and governments…

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Juan Peron and the Reshaping of Argentina

|9780822984900|Although Juan Peron 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 Peronism. Several chapters view Perón’s rise to power, his deposition and eighteen-year exile, and his dramatic 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,…

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Roads to Reason

|9780822985600|Transportation Administration and Rationality in Colombia|Hartwig views the Columbian Ministry of Public Works, applying a theoretical model of rationality and responsibility to view how policy failures were caused by faulty definitions of problems and mistaken approaches in building Andean Highways from 1922-1974. This book will interest those involved in policy administration, organization theory, and policy planning in both developed and developing countries.| Richard E. Hartwig| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration

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Discreet Partners

|9780822983699|Argentina and the USSR Since 1917|Beginning with a review of the Argintine-USSR relationship up to 1970, Aldo Vacs describes and analyzes economic, diplomatic, and military developments, as well as their impact on Argentine society and politics, since the early 1970s. Vacs views each country’s objectives, and the extent and limits of their shared interests.| Aldo Cesar Vacs| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science / International Relations / General

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Rebirth of the Paraguayan Republic

|9780822984917|The First Colorado Era, 1878-1904|A scholarly study of Paraguay in the decades dominated by the Colorados, immediately following the Allied occupation of the country after the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance, when half of Paraguay's population died. This period of rebirth saw the formal organization of Paraguay's major political parties, the Colorados and the Liberals, and the dominance of the Colorados until the Liberal revolution of 1904.| Harris Gaylord Warren| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America

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