The career of Giuseppe Garibaldi during his exile in the Río de la Plata
has been approached extensively by historiography, both from traditional
perspectives, which emphasized the military aspects of his journey, and
from transnational outlooks, focused on the role of the Garibaldians in the
international republican-democratic movement. However, as we point out
in this article, both approaches have left in a “grey zone” the intense and
conflictive participation that Garibaldi and his legionaries developed within
the political space of Montevideo. The study of this dimension allows us to
understand in greater complexity the ambiguous status of exiles, as well as
to address the problem of the political representation of foreign residents
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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