Argentine frontier: the conquest of the desert, 1878-1879.
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Published in Athens, Georgia .
Written in English


  • Argentina -- History -- 1860-1910.

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The Physical Object
Paginationx, 229 l.
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21057684M

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  1 This region was referred to in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the “desert.” The word “desert ”in English is a translation of the Spanish word desierto which means deserted or uninhabited, as well as desert; but it was the former meaning which “desert ”was meant to imply. This so-called “desert,” which was uninhabited by whites, was not a desert at all, but a Cited by: 3. The Conquest of the Desert (Spanish: Conquista del desierto) was a military campaign directed mainly by General Julio Argentino Roca in the s with the intent to establish Argentine dominance over Patagonia, which was inhabited by indigenous peoples. Under General Roca, the Conquest of the Desert extended Argentine power into Patagonia and ended the possibility of Chilean expansion there.   The Conquest of the Desert was a military campaign against the Indians in the Argentine pampas from lead by General Julio A. Roca. Many scholars debate about whether his campaign against the Indians was beneficial or destructive to the Argentine identity. This article reexamines the legacies of Argentina's Conquista del Desierto (Conquest of the Desert, ) by analyzing these expansionist campaigns through the lens of the ideology of manifest destiny in the United States.

Argentina and the Conquest of the Desert There are some interesting parallels between the 'frontier experience' of the United States and that of Argentina. For both countries the issue became of growing concern during and after a major war; in the case of the United States the Civil War, and in the case of Argentina the War of the Triple Alliance. Conquista Del Desierto Part 1: Why It Happened This article is one of three looking at why one of Argentina's most famous historical figures said those words and then acted on them, causing what historian Osvaldo Bayer called "the greatest tragedy in Argentine history" and the gravest act of . The Conquest is commemorated on the peso bill in Argentina. Anagrams Conquest of the Desert was a Specialised Expo recognised by the 28th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions on 13 November , held in Jerusalem in at . THE CONQUEST OF THE ARGENTINE " DESERT "AND ITS RELIGIOUS ASPECTS * HE conquest of the Argentine pampas,1 with its well-known 1 effects on Argentine expansion and on the political career of General Julio A. Roca, had a religious accompaniment which gave it some of the aspects of a crusade. Missionary priests went along.

  Critics say his "conquest of the desert", once hailed for uniting Argentina and rebuffing Chile in , was a barbaric campaign which bathed the nascent state in innocent blood. In examining the history of a 19th-century boundary dispute between Chile and Argentina, Dr. Rauch offers insights into the motivations and processes of governments vis-á-vis the rationale and support of national military power. As he shows, a military establishment brings enormous costs to developing economies, leads to the formation of military elites, and has profound implications for a. PDF | On , Mario Carretero published Narratives About the Past and Cognitive Polyphasia: Remembering the Argentine Conquest of the Desert | Find, read and cite all the research you. These three books are, as it were, fragments of the history of the first few years of the conquest of one part of South America. The series, arranged chronologically, is as follows:— - xx - 1. The Voyage of Ulrich Schmidt, from to ; 2. The Commentaries of Alvar Nuñez, from to ; 3. The Captivity of Hans Stade, from to