Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583673113

Category: History

Page: 360

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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende’s inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.
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Century of the Wind

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393318074

Category: History

Page: 315

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The third of a three-part study of Latin American history, focusing on events and people of the twentieth century.
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Memory of Fire: Faces and masks

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393318067

Category: History

Page: 320

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The second volume in the author's imaginative trilogy looks at the history of Latin America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, touching on the contributions of pirates, explorers, clergy, and monarchs.
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Genesis

part one of the trilogy Memory of fire

Author: Eduardo H. Galeano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 293

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Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

An Anthology

Author: Iván Márquez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742539921

Category: History

Page: 391

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This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
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One Hundred Red Hot Years

Big Moments of the 20th Century

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Ocean Press

ISBN: 9781876175481

Category: History

Page: 78

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A thrilling ride through a century of revolution, reaction and resistance
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Dirty Wars

Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature

Author: John Beck

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803226691

Category: History

Page: 366

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Since World War II, the American West has become the nation’s military arsenal, proving ground, and disposal site. Through a wide-ranging discussion of recent literature produced in and about the West, Dirty Wars explores how the region’s iconic landscapes, invested with myths of national virtue, have obscured the West’s crucial role in a post–World War II age of “permanent war.” In readings of western—particularly southwestern—literature, John Beck provides a historically informed account of how the military-industrial economy, established to protect the United States after Pearl Harbor, has instead produced western waste lands and “waste populations” as the enemies and collateral casualties of a permanent state of emergency. Beck offers new readings of writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Leslie Marmon Silko, Don DeLillo, Rebecca Solnit, Julie Otsuka, and Terry Tempest Williams. He also draws on a variety of sources in history, political theory, philosophy, environmental studies, and other fields. Throughout Dirty Wars, he identifies resonances between different experiences and representations of the West that allow us to think about internment policies, the manufacture of atomic weapons, the culture of Cold War security, border policing, and toxic pollution as part of a broader program of a sustained and invasive management of western space.
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