Book — xlv, 405 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of "The Dirty Wars" focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries; guerrilla and political movements; prominent guerrilla, human-rights, military, and political figures; local, regional, and international human-rights organizations; and artistic figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works attempt to represent or resist the period of repression. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
During the 1970s and 1980s, national-security regimes in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay declared war on suspected subversives, carrying out campaigns of mass human rights violations. The Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars describes the period, including the background and aftermath. (source: Nielsen Book Data)