Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 21 May 2022



The Road to Socialism

(p.38) 3 Chile
The Socialist Impulse

Charles D. Ameringer

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses socialism in Chile, from its origins until the late twentieth century. The roots of Chilean socialism go back to the mid-nineteenth century. It was Liberal Francisco Bilbao who introduced the idea after spending a period of exile in France. His articles in the Friend of the People helped found and nurture the romantic democratic movement of Chile that emerged victorious by the twentieth century. By the late twentieth century, Chile had a socialist-style government; the two presidential candidates were both driven by the socialist impulse and had similar proposals for economic and social change.

Keywords:   socialism, Chile, origins, Francisco Bilbao, democratic movement, government, socialist impulse

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .