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The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860–1945

Roy Hora


This is a social and political history of the Argentine landowners, for many decades Latin America's most affluent propertied class. The book develops a historically based view of how socio-economic and political change affected the landowners and was in turn affected by them between the 1860s and 1940s. It questions the excessively static picture of the landowners of the pampas, which unquestioningly accepts the image of power, lineage, and permanence given by both panegyrists and critics of the estancieros. It challenges the view of a powerful, reactionary landed class, dominating the countr ... More

Keywords: Argentine landowners, Latin America, pampas, socio-economic change, political change, Peronism, estancieros, Argentina, landed class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Hora, author
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes