Fear and Progress by Cazorla Sánchez
Ordinary Lives in Franco's Spain, 1939-1975

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Utilizing hundreds of confidential documents from authorities in the Franco government, "Fear and Progress: Ordinary Lives in Franco's Spain, 1939-1975" recounts the experiences of Spanish citizens who lived during the 40-year Franco dictatorship. Rejects traditional explanations of the length of Franco's power and the dictator's legacy Utilizes hundreds of confidential documents from authorities in the Franco government Provides insights into life during the Franco era: how political violence and repression were experienced; how the dictatorship exploited illusions of peace and prosperity for its own benefit; and how the regime's legacy was manipulated Reveals the Franco government's social callousness and manipulation of events

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Published May 18, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 304 pages
Genres: History, Travel.

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Even if Cazorla Sánchez’s analysis of the regime does little more than confirm what those on the left already think about Franco’s regime it is important to sustain the case with new evidence (and Fear and Progress gives enormous succour to this) and to challenge those who cling uncritically to t...

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