Posted by: Janine | December 15, 2011


Perón sent workers
to spread social change abroad
it did not work

Ernesto Semán

New York University

Dissertation title: “Ambassadors of the Working Class: Peronist Worker Attachés, Cold War Liberalism and the struggle for the Americas’ Labor Movement (1945-1959)”
The dissertation studies the history of the worker attachés, union leaders and blue-collar workers appointed by Perón at Argentine embassies to propagate Peronism abroad. It focuses on their dispute with American labor diplomats in the Western Hemisphere and their competing notions of democracy, property rights and common good.


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