Ruins of the New Argentina Peronism and the Remaking of San Juan after the 1944 Earthquake
List price: $28.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: In January 1944, an earthquake reduced the province of San Juan, Argentina to rubble, leaving perhaps ten thousand dead and one hundred thousand homeless. In The Ruins of the New Argentina, Mark A. Healey argues that the disaster and the massive rebuilding project that followed transformed not only the province but also the nation. The earthquake was a shattering and galvanizing experience, an indictment of the old social order and an invitation to transform it. From the national capital, an obscure colonel in a recently installed military regime launched a relief campaign and rapidly commissioned plans to rebuild the province, and especially its capital city. The campaign was a rousing success, launching the public career of its director, Juan Domingo Per#xF3;n, who would soon found a movement, reach the presidency, and transform the politics and social structure of the country. Dreaming and building the new city became the landmark project for a generation of modernist architects and planners, as well as an enduring challenge and controversy for local residents and the Peronist state. By exploring the struggle to rebuild, The Ruins of the New Argentinashows how this destroyed province played a crucial role in forging, testing, and ultimately limiting the Peronist project of transforming the nation.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/9/2011
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Revelations Among the Ruins, Early 1944|
|ï¿½Rooted Vines and Uprooted Menï¿½: The World Wine Made|
|In a Broken Place|
|ï¿½The Measure of Our National Solidarityï¿½: The Aid Campaign and the Rise of Perï¿½n|
|The Cornerstone of the New Argentina, Early 1944|
|Utopias in the Dust: Architects' Visions for the New City|
|The Superstition of Adobe and the Certainty of Concrete|
|Looking for Order among the Ruins|
|From Leading Case to Exemplary Failure, Mid-1944 to Mid-1946|
|Diverging Paths of Reform: Architects, Labor, and the Reconstruction Council|
|The Revolt of the Engineers: Protest and the Professions in 1945|
|ï¿½San Juan Is Still Waitingï¿½: Rebuilding and the Election of 1946|
|ï¿½Rubble or No Rubble, We Want Perï¿½n,ï¿½ 1946-1962|
|Against the ï¿½Sovereignty of Expertsï¿½: Rebuilding on Local Terms, 1946-1947|
|ï¿½The Pacification of Spiritsï¿½: Peronism in One Province, 1947-1955|
|The ï¿½Bulldozer Kidï¿½ and the Rebuilt City, 1955-1962|
|Appendix: Government Spending in San Juan|