Fear and Progress: Ordinary Lives in Franco’s Spain, 1939-1975 (Ordinary Lives (Wiley-Blackwell))

Author: Antonio Cazorla Sánchez
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Keywords: lives, ordinary, blackwell, wiley, franco, progress, spain
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2009-09-01
List price: $99.95
ISBN-10: 1405133155
ISBN-13: 9781405133159

Book Description:

Utilizing hundreds of confidential documents from authorities in the Franco government, Fear and Progress: Ordinary Lives in Franco’s Spain, 1939-1975 recounts the experiences of Spanish citizens who lived during the 40-year Franco dictatorship.
  • Rejects traditional explanations of the length of Franco’s power and the dictator’s legacy
  • Utilizes hundreds of confidential documents from authorities in the Franco government
  • Provides insights into life during the Franco era: how political violence and repression were experienced; how the dictatorship exploited illusions of peace and prosperity for its own benefit; and how the regime’s legacy was manipulated
  • Reveals the Franco government’s social callousness and manipulation of events

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