Long known for their sophisticated and innovative research, Chilean historians, along with other faculty in the humanities and social sciences, were dealt a reeling blow by the Pinochet dictatorship. Many young scholars were forced into exile and subsequently found academic shelter and earned advanced degrees, mainly in Western Europe, less commonly in the United States or Mexico. Others managed to survive in Chile, picking up a variety of teaching jobs in the rubble of the shattered universities. During the past 10 or 15 years, as the exiles returned and new faces emerged at home, a renewed vitality is apparent not just in the two traditional centers in Santiago (the University of Chile and the Catholic University) but also in the new private schools founded during the dictatorship or in such places as the University of Valparaíso or the University of Santiago de Chile. Julio Pinto Vallejos’s book on the “reconfigurations...
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Book Review| February 01 2001
Trabajos y rebeldías en la pampa salitrera: El ciclo del salitre y la reconfiguración de las identidades populares (1850–1900)
Trabajos y rebeldías en la pampa salitrera: El ciclo del salitre y la reconfiguración de las identidades populares (1850–1900). By Vallejos, Julio Pinto.
Colección Ciencias Sociales (Historia).
Universidad de Santiago,
Photographs. Illustrations. Map. Notes. Bibliography.
Arnold J. Bauer
Hispanic American Historical Review (2001) 81 (1): 206–207.
Arnold J. Bauer; Trabajos y rebeldías en la pampa salitrera: El ciclo del salitre y la reconfiguración de las identidades populares (1850–1900). Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2001; 81 (1): 206–207. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-81-1-206
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