Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520256132
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948761 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the image presented by Chilean presidential palace, La Moneda, which began life as a Spanish colonial mint in 1805, five years before the country was even a republic. The discussion then turns to the regime of General Augusto Pinochet and Chile's eventual democratic transition.

Keywords: La Moneda; Chile; presidential palace; Augusto Pinochet; democratic transition

Chapter.  3702 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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