Over the past several decades, scholars of Latin America have accomplished great feats in documenting the history of immigration in the region and linking it to the wider historiography of global mass migration during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.1 Yet while they have chronicled the migratory process, the formation of immigrant communities, and the construction of New World immigrant identities during the so-called Liberal Era, the development of these newly created communities in the period after 1930 merits further analysis.2 In the realm of politics, for example, scholars are only now beginning to document the way in which immigrant communities both influenced and were influenced by the rise of the populist movements that dominated the political landscape of Latin America for nearly three decades after 1930.3 I seek to expand our understanding of this issue by considering how the Jewish community of Argentina responded to...
In the Name of the Community: Populism, Ethnicity, and Politics among the Jews of Argentina under Perón, 1946–1955
Lawrence D. Bell; In the Name of the Community: Populism, Ethnicity, and Politics among the Jews of Argentina under Perón, 1946–1955. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2006; 86 (1): 93–122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-86-1-93
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