Mining for the nation : the politics of Chile's coal communities from the Popular Front to the Cold War / Jody Pavilack
- Pavilack, Jody
- University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xx, 396 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Introduction : Communists, coal miners, and Chilean democracy -- From soldiers of revolution to citizen workers -- Challenging exclusion : the birth of the Popular Front in the coal region -- From tremors to quakes : the Popular Front wins the presidency in 1938 -- Workers contend with the companies and the Popular Front government, 1940-1942 -- "With a bullet in his heart and the Chilean flag in his hand" : police shootings in Lota, October 1942 -- "Soldiers of democracy" : collaboration and conflict during World War II -- General strikes and states of siege : polarization in the postwar transition -- "The people call you Gabriel" : Communist-backed González Videla reaches the presidential palace -- The great betrayal : González Videla and the coal miners' strike of October 1947 -- Democracy under siege : González Videla's "Damned law," internment camps, and mass deportations -- Conclusion : coalition politics in the history of Chilean democracy.
- "Examines the politics of coal miners in Chile during the 1930s and '40s, when they supported the Communist Party in a project of cross-class alliances aimed at defeating fascism, promoting national development, and deepening Chilean democracy"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780271037691 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0271037695 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -377) and index.
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