Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

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Univ of California Press, Mar 23, 2018 - History - 208 pages
Argentina’s Missing Bones is the first comprehensive English-language work of historical scholarship on the 1976–83 military dictatorship and Argentina’s notorious experience with state terrorism during the so-called dirty war. It examines this history in a single but crucial place: Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest city. A site of thunderous working-class and student protest prior to the dictatorship, it later became a place where state terrorism was particularly cruel. Considering the legacy of this violent period, James P. Brennan examines the role of the state in constructing a public memory of the violence and in holding those responsible accountable through the most extensive trials for crimes against humanity to take place anywhere in Latin America.
 

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Contents

against Subversion
62
Public Reckonings of a Violent Past
77
Memories of Violence and Terror
89
Who Was Responsible for the Dirty War?
105
Epilogue
116
Appendix 2
123
Appendix 3
149
Notes
155
Selected Bibliography
181
Index
191
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James P. Brennan is Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside, where he teaches modern Latin American history.  

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