Federica Bertagna

Techint and others. Industrial penetration and Italian emigration to Peronist Argentina

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This work analyzes the combination of Italian immigration and industrial penetration in Argentina during the first Peron era (1946-1955). It studies the transfer of Italian companies with all their staff and machinery to Argentina as part of the Argentinean government's industrialization policy, analyzing the characteristics of a phenomenon that involved many firms and thousands of workers, and focusing in particular on five examples of Italian firms established in Argentina during this period. Using primary qualitative sources, both Italian and Argentine, the article proposes some hypotheses on the centrality of this new combination between Italian immigration and industrial penetration in the development of Argentina's industry after the Second World War.

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