Alonso examines Argentine political history from the decline and fall of the government of Miguel Juárez Celman around 1887 to the restoration of political stability around 1895. Brief references occur in her book to the earlier 1880s and the later 1890s, although the analysis mainly dwells on the formation and initial consolidation of the Radical Party, founded in 1891. Alonso surveys the failure of the economic policies of Juárez Celman in the late 1880s, and the struggle for control over the Partido Autonomista Nacional (PAN) between Juárez Celman and his predecessor, Julio A. Roca. She reviews the formation of the Unión Cívica (UC), the parent body of the Unión Cívica Radical (UCR), in 1889 and the insurrection of July 1890 led by the UC. She details the factional struggles of 1891 leading to the division of the UC and the creation of the...

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