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The Socialist Impulse: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Charles D. Ameringer


During the last century, Latin American countries have had a tendency to adopt a socialist-style government. This region has viewed socialism as a way to overcome poverty, oppression, ignorance, racism, underdevelopment, and foreign domination. This book discusses the vision and reality of the century-long effort in Latin America to embrace socialism as a way to gain economic development and justice. The author's analysis covers a wide range of countries and decades. He concludes that whatever the variety of socialism attempted in Latin America, none has stood the test of time. By analyzing th ... More

Keywords: socialist, Latin America, socialism, economic development, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033099
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles D. Ameringer, author
Penn State University