"Ranquil" by Thomas Miller Klubock

Ranquil Rural Rebellion, Political Violence, and Historical Memory in Chile Thomas Miller Klubock

Publication date:
08 Mar 2022
Yale University Press
336 pages: 235 x 156mm
4 b-w illus.
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The first major history of Chile’s most significant peasant rebellion and the violent repression that followed

Ránquil explores the 1934 revolt of peasants against Chile’s oligarchic political order and the brutal military counterinsurgency that ended the rebellion. Thomas Miller Klubock exposes the country’s history of political violence and authoritarianism and chronicles peasant movements to build a more just and freer society. Klubock further demonstrates that repression in the countryside and the historical amnesia or olvido surrounding political violence produced by amnesties lie at the foundation of Chile’s democratic political traditions and enduring social inequalities.

Thomas Miller Klubock is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of La Frontera: Forests and Ecological Conflict in Chile’s Frontier Territory and has won numerous awards, including a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.