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The Land That England Lost: Argentina and Britain, a Special Relationship

The Land That England Lost: Argentina and Britain, a Special Relationship

Edited by: Alistair Hennessy, John K. King

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This collection of essays covers Britain's relationship with Argentina from the 19th century, when Argentina formed part of Britain's "informal empire", up until the Falklands War and its aftermath. Among the subjects covered are: the role of Argentina in the "informal empire"; British capital in Argentina; the decline of the connection and the rise of Peron; British emigration and settlement; culture, literature and dance; the press and the Perons; the Antarctic dimension; the Falklands War and its aftermath; and the future of the relationship.

Table of Contents

  • Argentines, Anglo-Argentines and others, Alistair Hennessy;
  • Argentina, part of an informal empire?, H.S. Ferns;
  • British capital in Argentine history - structures, rhetoric and change, Charles A. Jones;
  • end of empire - the decline of the Anglo-Argentine connection 1918-51, Callum A. MacDonald;
  • the denigration of peronism, Roger Gravil;
  • neither Welsh nor Argentinian - the Welsh in Patagonia, Glyn Williams;
  • Argentina and the Falklands (Malvinas) - the Irish connection, Dermot Keogh;
  • peasants or planters? - British pioneers on Argentina's tropical frontier, Oliver Marshall;
  • the influence of British culture in Argentina, John King;
  • Charles Darwin and W.H. Hudson, Jason Wilson;
  • British travel writing and Argentina, John Walker;
  • Borges and England, Evelyn Fishburn;
  • "Hullo Tango" - the English Tango craze and its aftermath, Simon Collier;
  • the British press and the Perons, Gwyn Howells;
  • the unnoticed era, Eduardo Crawley;
  • Argentina and Britain - the Antarctic dimension, Peter J. Beck;
  • Falkland futures, Walter Little.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: British Academic Press
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850434917
Publication Date: 14 Aug 1992
Number of Pages: 320
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: maps, index, bibliography

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