Postcolonial Politics and Society

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Postcolonial Politics and Society I. Postcolonial Argentina A. Federalists (Conservatives) vs. Unitarians (Liberals) i. Federalists – wanted Argentina to be a section of different states ii. Liberals say that won’t work and will keep government divided we need to unify B. Juan Manuel de Rosas (1829-1853) i. Rosas’ rule – patronage and authoritarianism ii. Wear red ribbon to show loyalty and had to have picture of him in their house a. Ostracized or jailed if there wasn’t a picture iii. Writes letter to wife saying that it is important to gain support of the poor iv. Rosas = governor of Buenos Aires but really ruled the whole country v. “Death to the Filthy Unitarians” vi. Thought that nomads were uncivilized because it got in the way of building cities and the export economy – wanted them to work on the farms to help the country C. Camila’s father = cattle owner = really elite because cattle was big export D. Liberal Resurgence in Argentina (1860s) i. Unitarian liberals saw Rosistas as “barbarous” ii. Wanted to get rid of the gauchos and caudillos – they are getting in the way of bettering our country iii. Rosas overthrown – 1852 iv. Liberals gradually gained control – 1860s v. Buenos Aires – made capital of a unified Argentine Republic (1862) E. Other Case Studies
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course HIST 346L taught by Professor Guridy during the Summer '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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