Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Allende revisited: historiographically
So I know we have already read about Allende's coup, but this time, I want you to focus on the approaches of the different historians mentioned in the reading. First, note Robert Moss, who studied the extent of Soviet involvement in Allende's Chile (p. 197). Also consider the historical interpretations section of the reading at the end. Stephen Graubard's reports (p. 200) plus Skidmore and Smith's assessments (p. 201) help shed light on why Allende's government might have failed. Why are all of these interpretations significant? Why is it key to note that historians are still not sure about the extent of the US's involvement in the 1973 coup?