The Labour Movement and the Historical Conjuncture: Córdoba, 1917–21

  • Ofelia Pianetto
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Around the world, the years 1917 to 1921 were marked by profound political convulsion, provoking the Bolshevik triumph in Russia. The unrest took place in the context of recomposition and adjustment of capitalist economies during and after the First World War. Latin America, whose economies were heavily dependent on international markets, was not immune. Labour movements emerged in Brazil, Mexico and Peru. In Argentina the distemper flared up during the first openly elected government of Hipólito Yrigoyen. The ‘Tragic Week’ of 1919 marked the high point of agitation in this conjuncture. This chapter analyses the conflicts in the city of Córdoba, in a regional and national context.


Political Participation Democratic Party Labour Movement Union Leader Reform Movement 
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