Civilizing Argentina (Book Title)


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fter a promising start as a prosperous and liberal democratic nation at the end of the nineteenth century, Argentina descended into instability and crisis. This stark reversal, in a country rich in natural resources and seemingly bursting with progress and energy, has puzzled many historians. In Civilizing Argentina, Julia Rodriguez takes a sharply contrary view, demonstrating that Argentina's turn of fortune is not a mystery but rather the ironic consequence of schemes to "civilize" the nation in the name of progressivism, health, science, and public order. University of North Carolina Press, 2006. n


Julia Rodriguez

An associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Julia Rodriguez specializes in Latin America, social studies of science, and women's history. She received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 2000.

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