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The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century$
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Charles D. Ameringer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033099

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001

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Argentina

Argentina

The Socialist Ferment

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(p.14) (p.15) 1 Argentina
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The Socialist Impulse
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Charles D. Ameringer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0002

This chapter discusses the socialist impulse and the formation of anarchism in the labor movement in Argentina. It describes the appalling situation of immigrants, all of whom were only able to find work in the country as hired hands in a variety of fields. These workers endured long hours, low pay, and an absence of compensation for accidental injury, illness, or work-related disability. They also experienced horrible living conditions. By September 27, 1930, after 40 years of socialist ferment, the Confederación General del Trabajo was founded. It became the most enduring and effective central labor organization in Argentina, while the socialist impulse expressed itself in the pages of the literary magazine, Sur.

Keywords:   socialist impulse, anarchism, Argentina, labor movement, immigrants, socialist ferment, Confederación General, labor organization, Sur

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