The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860-1945

Hardcover | January 15, 2001

byRoy Hora

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This is a social and political history of the Argentine landowners, for many decades Latin America's most affluent propertied class. Roy Hora develops a historically based view of how socio-economic and political change affected the landowners and was in turn affected by them between the1860s and 1940s. He questions the excessively static picture of the landowners of the pampas, which unquestioningly accepts the image of power, lineage, and permanence given by both panegyrists and critics of the estancieros. Dr Hora challenges the view of a powerful, reactionary landed class,dominating the country's history from colonial times to the rise of Peronism in the 1940s. But he also challenges revisionist interpretations which seek to de-emphasize the central role played by the landowning class in the evolution of modern Argentina.

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This is a social and political history of the Argentine landowners, for many decades Latin America's most affluent propertied class. Roy Hora develops a historically based view of how socio-economic and political change affected the landowners and was in turn affected by them between the1860s and 1940s. He questions the excessively st...

Roy Hora is a Professor of Argentine History at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198208847

ISBN - 13:9780198208846

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Table of Contents

1. The emergence of a Landlord Consciousness 1860-18802. The Making of a New Landed Class 1880-19123. The Landowners' Entry into Politics 1890-19124. The Troubled Decades 1912-19305. The Landowners from the Great Depression to the Rise of PeronismConclusion: Landowners in Perspective

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"This work is an important contribution to the political and economic history of Argentina and a tonic for the study of Latin American elites."--The Americas
"Ýa¨ model of clarity and skill."--David Rock, University of California, Santa Barbara
"This is first-rate scholarship: judicious, sophisticated, and intellectually rewarding."--Jose C. Moya, University of California, Los Angeles