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The Resource The road to Armageddon : Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70, Thomas L. Whigham, (electronic resource)

The road to Armageddon : Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70, Thomas L. Whigham, (electronic resource)

Label
The road to Armageddon : Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70
Title
The road to Armageddon
Title remainder
Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70
Statement of responsibility
Thomas L. Whigham
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1864 Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano López seized the Brazilian steamer, the Marquês de Olinda, initiating what became the most significant war ever fought in South America. By 1866 López's offensive had ended, replaced by a brutal and protracted Allied siege of Paraguay. Whigham's study takes the story of this epic conflict from this point, describing not only key personalities and various military engagements but also explaining how the war shaped society, how men and women mobilized only to suffer on an unimaginable scale. He shows how thousands of Brazilian, Argentine, and Uruguayan soldiers were killed by 1870 and many more left wounded or broken. On their side, the Paraguayans saw their population fall to less than half its pre-war figure, and the country's economy more or less ceased to function. Yet, for all the devastation it unleashed, the Triple Alliance War also acted as a major catalyst, permanently changing political parameters on the continent and etching the struggle into popular memory in an unforgettable way. The Road to Armageddon is the definitive work on the Triple Alliance War of 1864-1866. There is no other work in English that covers this war in such detail and with such a wide use of sources. Unlike the other works published on the Triple Alliance conflict, which are based almost exclusively on secondary works, The Road to Armageddon is based on a broad consideration of newspaper sources and primary materials from a score of archives and libraries in Brazil, Paraguay, Great Britain, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, and the United States. In addition to focusing on high politics and the conduct of the war, the study also attempts to examine the conflict from the bottom up, with testimony drawn from poor men and women who witnessed the worst aspects of the war. The Road to Armageddon is not the only English-language work on the war, but it is distinctly the most complete. The images, which are relatively unknown in North America, are particularly fine as are the maps."--
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1955-
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Whigham, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Latin American and Caribbean series,
Series volume
no. 14
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  • Paraguayan War, 1865-1870
  • Paraguay
  • Brazil
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina
Label
The road to Armageddon : Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70, Thomas L. Whigham, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 589-620) and index (pages 621-631)
Contents
Introduction -- The Armies Invade -- Vast Fields of Death -- A March through the Swamps -- Risks and Setbacks -- The Allies Stumble -- Innovations and Limitations -- The Ongoing Resistance -- The Cost of Endurance -- A Cruel Attrition -- The Nation Consumes Its Own -- Bleeding, Drop by Drop -- The December Campaign -- Another Pause -- Resistance to No Avail -- The New Paraguay and the Old -- The End of It -- Epilogue
Control code
ssj0002139344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 631 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781552388099
Lccn
2019410890
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002139344
Label
The road to Armageddon : Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70, Thomas L. Whigham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 589-620) and index (pages 621-631)
Contents
Introduction -- The Armies Invade -- Vast Fields of Death -- A March through the Swamps -- Risks and Setbacks -- The Allies Stumble -- Innovations and Limitations -- The Ongoing Resistance -- The Cost of Endurance -- A Cruel Attrition -- The Nation Consumes Its Own -- Bleeding, Drop by Drop -- The December Campaign -- Another Pause -- Resistance to No Avail -- The New Paraguay and the Old -- The End of It -- Epilogue
Control code
ssj0002139344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 631 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781552388099
Lccn
2019410890
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002139344

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