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Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina$
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James A. Baer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038990

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038990.001.0001

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Exile and Homecoming

Exile and Homecoming

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(p.179) Chapter 9 Exile and Homecoming
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Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina
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James A. Baer

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038990.003.0010

This chapter discusses the lives of refugees who fled from Spain in 1939 and evaluates the significance of this transnational history on migration studies as well as Spanish and Argentine history. Population movements transfer more than just individual immigrants. They also transmit ideas from one nation to another. And since migration sometimes leads to a return, those ideas can come back, altered by experiences abroad, and affect the country of origin. If Argentina became a nation of immigrants, Spain became a nation whose returning immigrants helped to shape its history. In the end, each country proceeded on its own trajectory with regard to the working class. The death of Abad de Santillán death represented the severing of the final thread connecting the two worlds.

Keywords:   Spain, Argentina, anarchist movements, population movements, refugees, immigrants, Abad de Santillán

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