South America and the First World War: The Impact of the War on Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile (Cambridge Latin American Studies) (by Bill Albert)


Author(s): Bill Albert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 1988-02-26
ISBN-10: 0521346509
ISBN-13: 9780521346504
Language: English
Description: The collapse of this economy in August 1914 and its subsequent
restructuring, therefore, created extremely testing conditions for
peripheral countries. These conditions and the way in which they
were dealt with help to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of
the variants of the primary-export-based capitalist development
which had taken root here. Also, as had happened in Europe, the war
witnessed far-reaching political and social changes in the region,
associated in the main with the emergence of a more vocal urban
middle class and a more combative working class. By considering
within a fully comparative perspective some of the main elements of… more…

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