This reference work provides an extensive compendium of annotated entries relevant to the Augusto Pinochet Ugarte dictatorship (1973–90) and the postdictatorship period through 2010. José Del Pozo divides the dictionary entries into nine chapters, organized thematically to include structures of power (people, institutions, and ideologies), the economy, society and culture, places and methods of repression, repressive structures, people whom the dictatorship killed, regime opponents who survived, international relations during the dictatorship, and key people and events of 1990–2010. In addition to people, places, and events, the entries include themes, organizations, and concepts (e.g., “the novel and dictatorship,” “theater and resistance”). The dictionary also includes a useful bibliography, an index, a chronology, a glossary of abbreviations, and interpretive essays.

The book begins with an interpretive essay by the historian Luis Corvalán Márquez that describes several of the dictatorship's best-known characteristics, including its hybrid...

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