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Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Exile and Nation-State Formation in Argentina and Chile, 1810–1862

Authors: Blumenthal, Edward

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  • Analyzes the role of exile in state and nation formation in nineteenth-century Latin America, focusing on Chile and the Río de la Plata
  • Contextualizes the political thought of a group of important political and cultural figures from Chile and Argentina by studying them as émigrés
  • Examines nation building in Latin America after independence through the lens of transnational processes of exile and migration
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About this book

This book traces the impact of exile in the formation of independent republics in Chile and the Río de la Plata in the decades after independence. Exile was central to state and nation formation, playing a role in the emergence of territorial borders and Romantic notions of national difference, while creating a transnational political culture that spanned the new independent nations. Analyzing the mobility of a large cohort of largely elite political émigrés from Chile and the Río de la Plata across much of South America before 1862, Edward Blumenthal reinterprets the political thought of well-known figures in a transnational context of exile. As Blumenthal shows, exile was part of a reflexive process in which elites imagined the nation from abroad while gaining experience building the same state and civil society institutions they considered integral to their republican nation-building projects.

About the authors

Edward Blumenthal is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France.

Reviews

“This is a magnificent, original book about the centrality of exile to the making of nation-states in South America. It tracks the experiences, networks and agonies of forced displacement and shows how preeminent figures in Argentine and Chilean public life drew upon exile to reimagine home.” (Jeremy Adelman, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Global History Lab, Princeton University, USA)

“An original and important study of the founding generations of South American politics and letters. A compelling book that shows how forced territorial displacement played a key role both in the construction of nation-states and the transnational dynamics of South America beyond national borders. Through his analysis of the social history, correspondence networks and intellectual trajectory of early nineteenth-century Argentine and Chilean political exiles, Edward Blumenthal makes a crucial empirical and theoretical contribution to comparative historical and cross-national studies. Highly recommended.” (Luis Roniger, Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies, Wake Forest University, USA)

“This book narrates a solid and original transnational history of political mobilities in the nineteenth century, based on a connected history of exile experiences in the Southern Cone. Beginning with a rich corpus, Blumenthal analyzes little-studied aspects such as the constitution of a transnational political and professional market. It is indispensable reading for those who wish to better understand transnational dynamics of nation-state building in the nineteenth century.” (Pilar González,Professor of Latin American History, Université Paris 7 Diderot, France)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Floating Province of Exile

    Pages 1-33

    Blumenthal, Edward

  • Political Displacement and Independence: Commerce, Indigenous Peoples and Exile (1810–1839)

    Pages 35-84

    Blumenthal, Edward

  • Epistolary Exchange and the Exile Experience: Transnational Networks Before the Nation

    Pages 85-126

    Blumenthal, Edward

  • Political Exile, Labor Markets and Institution-Building

    Pages 127-169

    Blumenthal, Edward

  • The Practice and Politics of Exile: Nation-State Formation from Abroad

    Pages 171-217

    Blumenthal, Edward

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27864-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27863-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exile and Nation-State Formation in Argentina and Chile, 1810–1862
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27864-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27864-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27863-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 366
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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