Argentina's Missing Bones is about the history of the dirty war in Córdoba province and the author's search to find the specific features that would make it a “unique” case within Argentina (p. 18). Chapter 1 reviews the social forces that the province's military authorities perceived as threatening. Chapter 2 studies the repressive apparatus created by Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, who from 1975 was in charge of the Córdoba-based Third Army Corps; chapter 3 studies La Perla, the province's most important clandestine detention center (CDC), through which more than 1,000 prisoners passed. Chapters 4 and 5 respectively analyze the Third Army Corps' dynamics and transnational influences on the Argentine military's indoctrination. The final three chapters are devoted to some of this process's consequences: respectively, the trials that ended up condemning Menéndez to life imprisonment, the memory of those directly affected by state terrorism...
Book Review| May 01 2020
Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War
Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War. By Brennan, James P.
Violence in Latin American History.
University of California Press,
2018. , $34.95.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (2): 358–360.
Sebastián Carassai; Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2020; 100 (2): 358–360. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-8178490
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