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I die with my country : perspectives on the Paraguayan War, 1864-1870 /
edited by Hendrik Kraay and Thomas L. Whigham.
imprint
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, c2004.
description
x, 257 p.
ISBN
0803227620 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, c2004.
isbn
0803227620 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5299907
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Hendrik Kraay is an associate professor of history and political science at the University of Calgary
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A welcome addition to the corpus on the military history of South America and the editors and contributors are to be commended for their efforts."Matthew Hughes,Journal of Military Histor
"A welcome addition to the corpus on the military history of South America and the editors and contributors are to be commended for their efforts."Matthew Hughes,Journal of Military History
"A welcome addition to the corpus on the military history of South America and the editors and contributors are to be commended for their efforts."-Matthew Hughes, Journal of Military History
"A welcome addition to the corpus on the military history of South America and the editors and contributors are to be commended for their efforts."Matthew Hughes, Journal of Military History
"I Die with My Countryis recommended for those with a passion for field medicine, and the administration and management of casualties in warfare. Those medical planners, medics, and corpsmen supporting the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Area of Operation might find it very useful reading."-LCDR Aboul-Enein,Navy Medicine
"I Die with My Countryis recommended for those with a passion for field medicine, and the administration and management of casualties in warfare. Those medical planners, medics, and corpsmen supporting the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Area of Operation might find it very useful reading."LCDR Aboul-Enein,Navy Medicine
" I Die with My Country is recommended for those with a passion for field medicine, and the administration and management of casualties in warfare. Those medical planners, medics, and corpsmen supporting the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Area of Operation might find it very useful reading."LCDR Aboul-Enein, Navy Medicine
"I Die with My Country is recommended for those with a passion for field medicine, and the administration and management of casualties in warfare. Those medical planners, medics, and corpsmen supporting the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Area of Operation might find it very useful reading."-LCDR Aboul-Enein, Navy Medicine
"The anthology constitutes a pioneering English-language work on the war that completes the turn of its historical discussion away from tired polemics over tyranny and imperialism and toward critical questions of state formation. . . . The volume effectively illustrates diverse aspects of a war hastening the consolidation of a modern social and political order. Moreover, its glimpses into those bygone dreams of modernity and nationhood offer excellent food-for-thought for the researcher and student alike."-Michael Kenneth Huner, The Americas
"The editors of the book, Hendrick Kraay and Thomas Whigham, are highly qualified to bring this book into print. Kraay previously published a study on the Brazillian military during the period, and Whigham wrote a book on the origins of the Paraguay War. . . . The essays in this collection provide interesting and useful perspectives on the war in Paraguay and the allied countries. The book offers a readable introduction to the subject of the Paraguayan War."-Robert H. JacksonHistory: Reviews of New Books
"The editors of the book, Hendrick Kraay and Thomas Whigham, are highly qualified to bring this book into print. Kraay previously published a study on the Brazillian military during the period, and Whigham wrote a book on the origins of the Paraguay War. . . . The essays in this collection provide interesting and useful perspectives on the war in Paraguay and the allied countries. The book offers a readable introduction to the subject of the Paraguayan War."Robert H. JacksonHistory: Reviews of New Books
"The editors of the book, Hendrick Kraay and Thomas Whigham, are highly qualified to bring this book into print. Kraay previously published a study on the Brazillian military during the period, and Whigham wrote a book on the origins of the Paraguay War. . . . The essays in this collection provide interesting and useful perspectives on the war in Paraguay and the allied countries. The book offers a readable introduction to the subject of the Paraguayan War."-Robert H. Jackson History: Reviews of New Books
"These essays are a major contribution to Paraguayan and regional historiography."-Vera Blinn Reber,American Historical Review
"These essays are a major contribution to Paraguayan and regional historiography."Vera Blinn Reber,American Historical Review
"These essays are a major contribution to Paraguayan and regional historiography."-Vera Blinn Reber, American Historical Review
"These essays are a major contribution to Paraguayan and regional historiography."Vera Blinn Reber, American Historical Review
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Summaries
Main Description
The Paraguayan War (186470) was the most extensive and profound interstate war ever fought in South America. It directly involved the four countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and took the lives of hundreds of thousands, combatants and noncombatants alike. While the war still stirs emotions on the southern continent, until today few scholars from outside the region have taken on the daunting task of analyzing the conflict. In this compilation of ten essays, historians from Canada, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay address its many tragic complexities. Each scholar examines a particular facet of the war, including military mobilization, home-front activities, the war's effects on political culture, war photography, draft resistance, race issues, state formation, and the role of women in the war. The editors' introduction provides a balance to the many perspectives collected here while simultaneously integrating them into a comprehensible whole, thus making the book a compelling read for social historians and military buffs alike.
Main Description
The Paraguayan War (1864-70) was the most extensive and profound interstate war ever fought in South America. It directly involved the four countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and took the lives of hundreds of thousands, combatants and noncombatants alike. While the war still stirs emotions on the southern continent, until today few scholars from outside the region have taken on the daunting task of analyzing the conflict. In this compilation of ten essays, historians from Canada, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay address its many tragic complexities. Each scholar examines a particular facet of the war, including military mobilization, home-front activities, the war's effects on political culture, war photography, draft resistance, race issues, state formation, and the role of women in the war. The editors' introduction provides a balance to the many perspectives collected here while simultaneously integrating them into a comprehensible whole, thus making the book a compelling read for social historians and military buffs alike.
Main Description
The Paraguayan War (1864-70) was the most extensive and profound interstate war ever fought in South America. It directly involved the four countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and took the lives of hundreds of thousands, combatants and non-combatants alike. While the war still stirs emotions on the southern continent, until today few scholars from outside the region have taken on the daunting task of analyzing the conflict. In this compilation of ten essays, historians from Canada, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay address its many tragic complexities. Each scholar examines a particular facet of the war, including military mobilization, home-front activities, the war's effects on political culture, war photography, draft resistance, race issues, state formation, and the role of women in the war. The editors' introduction provides a balance to the many perspectives collected here while simultaneously integrating them into a comprehensible whole, thus making the book a compelling read for social historians and military buffs alike. Hendrik Kraay is an associate professor of history and political science at the University of Calgary. He is the editor of Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics: Bahia, 1790s to 1900s and the author of Race, State, and Armed Forces in Independence-Era Brazil: Bahia, 1790s-1840s. Thomas L. Whigham is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct (Nebraska 2002) and The Politics of River Trade: Tradition and Development in the Upper Plata, 1780-1870.
Main Description
The Paraguayan War (186470) was the most extensive and profound interstate war ever fought in South America. It directly involved the four countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and took the lives of hundreds of thousands, combatants and non-combatants alike. While the war still stirs emotions on the southern continent, until today few scholars from outside the region have taken on the daunting task of analyzing the conflict. In this compilation of ten essays, historians from Canada, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay address its many tragic complexities. Each scholar examines a particular facet of the war, including military mobilization, home-front activities, the war's effects on political culture, war photography, draft resistance, race issues, state formation, and the role of women in the war. The editors' introduction provides a balance to the many perspectives collected here while simultaneously integrating them into a comprehensible whole, thus making the book a compelling read for social historians and military buffs alike.Hendrik Kraay is an associate professor of history and political science at the University of Calgary. He is the editor of Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics: Bahia, 1790s to 1900s and the author of Race, State, and Armed Forces in Independence-Era Brazil: Bahia, 1790s1840s. Thomas L. Whigham is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct (Nebraska 2002) and The Politics of River Trade: Tradition and Development in the Upper Plata, 17801870.
Table of Contents
Maps and Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: War, Politics, and Society in South America, 1820s-60sp. 1
Economy and Manpower: Paraguay at War, 1864-69p. 23
Protagonists, Victims, and Heroes: Paraguayan Women during the "Great War"p. 44
Patriotic Mobilization in Brazil: The Zuavos and Other Black Companiesp. 61
Benjamin Constant: The "Truth" behind the Paraguayan Warp. 81
The Paraguayan War and Political Culture: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1865-80p. 105
Uruguay and the Paraguayan War: The Military Dimensionp. 119
Federalism and Opposition to the Paraguayan War in the Argentine Interior: La Rioja, 1865-67p. 140
Images of War: Photographers and Sketch Artists of the Triple Alliance Conflictp. 154
The Paraguayan War: A Catalyst for Nationalism in South Americap. 179
Notesp. 199
Contributorsp. 247
Indexp. 249
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