By Valentina Peguero

The Militarization of tradition within the Dominican Republic, from the Captains basic to normal Trujillo lines the interplay of the army and the civilian inhabitants, exhibiting the numerous ways that the army ethos has permeated Dominican tradition. Valentina Peguero categorizes the Dominican army earlier than 1930 as protectionists, facilitators, or self-servers, a framework that sheds new mild on Dominican civil-military relations.

Peguero synchronizes the historical past of the Dominican army and that of Dominican society from her twin views as a local of the Dominican Republic in the course of the Trujillo period and as a historian who's good accustomed to the country’s heritage and literature. She exhibits how the brutal Trujillo dictatorship created La Nueva Patria (The New homeland) to advertise a brand new order and current the army as a version for society, implementing army ideas at the civil society and combining army tradition with pop culture to reshape the kingdom. based round interviews with former army team of workers, students, and politicians, this learn brings to lifestyles documentary info and offers a poignant narrative that describes the unintentional effects that resulted while Trujillo valued arming the kingdom above assembly the desires of the populace.

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