Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut, Olga Vilella

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Overview

The Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars covers the period 1954–1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. The term “dirty war” (guerra sucia), though originally associated with the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, has since been applied to neighboring dictatorships in Paraguay (1954–1989), Brazil (1964–1985), Bolivia (1971–1981), Uruguay (1973–1985), and Chile (1973–1990). Although the concept is by no means peculiar to Latin America—the term has become a byword for state-sponsored repression anywhere in the world—these regimes were among its most notorious practitioners. In the mid-1970s they joined forces—along with Ecuador and Peru—to create Operation Condor, a top-secret network of military dictatorships that kidnapped, tortured, and disappeared one another’s political opponents. Their death squads operated both nationally and internationally, sometimes beyond the region.

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements that provoked (though by no means exonerated) governmental reaction; leading guerrilla, human-rights, military, and political figures; local, regional, and international human-rights organizations; expressions of cultural resistance (art, film, literature, music, and theater); and artistic figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works attempted to represent or resist the period of repression. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the dirty wars of South America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442276413
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Series: Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Kohut is Associate Librarian at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. His subject areas include Latino/Latin American Studies and Spanish language and literature.

Olga Vilella is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at Saint Xavier University, Chicago, where she specializes in Latin American literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries and directs the Latino/Latin American Studies Program. Her research interests include Latin American modernismo and literary responses to dictatorship in 20th-century Latin America.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Map of South America
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Bibliography
About the Authors
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Map of South America
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Bibliography
About the Authors

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