The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939

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Princeton University Press, 1965 - 578 páginas

At the time of its occurrence, the Spanish Civil War epitomized for the Western world the confrontation of democracy, fascism, and communism. An entire generation of Englishmen and Americans felt a deeper emotional involvement in that war than in any other world event of their lifetimes, including the Second World War. On the Continent, its "lessons," as interpreted by participants of many nationalities, have played an important role in the politics of both Western Europe and the People's Democracies. Everywhere in the Western world, readers of history have noted parallels between the Spanish Republic of 1931 and the revolutionary governments which existed in France and Central Europe during the year 1848. The Austrian revolt of October 1934, reminded participants and observers alike of the Paris Commune of 1871, and even the most politically unsophisticated observers could see in the Spain of 1936 all the ideological and class conflicts which had characterized revolutionary France of 1789 and revolutionary Russia of 1917.

It is not surprising, therefore, that the worthwhile books on the Spanish Civil War have almost all emphasized its international ramifications and have discussed its political crises entirely in the vocabulary of the French and Russian revolutions. Relatively few of the foreign participants realized that the Civil War had arisen out of specifically Spanish circumstances. Few of them knew the history of the Second Spanish Republic, which for five years prior to the war had been grappling with the problems of what we now call an "underdeveloped nation."

In Spanish Republic and the Civil War, Gabriel Jackson expounds the history of the Second Republic and the Civil War primarily as seen from within Spain.

 

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Índice

The Background of the Spanish Republic
3
The First Days of the Republic
25
The Creation of a Constitution
43
The Politics of the Azaña Government
56
Economic Problems During the Azaña Era
78
The Defeat of the Left
98
Government by the CenterRight
121
The Revolution of October 1934
148
Military Developments AugustOctober 1936
262
Revolution and Terror in the Popular Front Zone
276
Authority and Terror in the Insurgent Zone
293
The Assault on Madrid
310
Politics and War in Early 1937
333
Guadalajara and the Unification of Nationalist
349
The Fall of Largo Caballero
360
The War in the North
375

Politics and Ideologies in 1935
169
The Popular Front Election
184
From February to June 1936
196
The Approach of the Civil War
218
The Pronunciamiento of July 1720
231
The Beginnings of International Intervention
247
The Initiatives of the Negrín Government
392
The Development of Nationalist Spain
413
Efforts to Limit Suffering and Destruction
430
The Ebro and the Fall of Catalonia
451
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Sobre el autor (1965)

Gabriel Jackson is Professor of History at the University of California at San Diego. This book was awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association in 1966.

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