Open Veins Of Latin America

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 9781921640049
Genre : Latin America
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'I cannot recomment this book highly enough. Galeano's vision is unswering, surgical and yet immensely generous and humane . . . Eduardo Galeano ought to be a household name.' - Arundhati Roy 'The book flows with the grace of a tale; it is impossible to put down. His arguments, his rage, and his passion would be overwhelming if they were not expressed with such superb style, with such masterful timing and suspense.' - Isabel Allende 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 honoured 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.
Category: Latin America

Open Veins Of Latin America

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 1583673121
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[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America. -Back cover.

Die Offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 3779502712
Genre : Lateinamerika - Geschichte 1500-1970
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Category: Lateinamerika - Geschichte 1500-1970

Die Offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 9783779505747
Genre : History
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Der weltweite Ruhm Eduardo Galeanos gründet auf einem Buch, das er „in neunzig Nächten" geschrieben hat: das unorthodoxe Geschichtswerk „Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas". Scharfsinnig, schonungslos und sprachlich brillant zeigt der Autor, dass es keinen Reichtum gibt, der unschuldig ist und formuliert das große Paradoxon seines Kontinents: „Wir Lateinamerikaner sind arm, weil der Boden, auf dem wir gehen, reich ist." „Der Autor bedauert, dass diese Seiten nicht an Aktualität verloren haben." Eduardo Galeano in seiner Einleitung zur Neuausgabe in 2009 (Die erste Ausgabe erschien im Peter Hammer Verlag in 20 Auflagen zwischen 1973 und 2008).
Category: History

Century Of The Wind

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 0394553616
Genre : Fiction
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The third volume of Galeano's highly praised history of the Americas offers us our own turbulent century, from its first apocalyptic intimations to the age of Reagan.
Category: Fiction

Problems In Modern Latin American History

Author : John Charles Chasteen
ISBN : 0842050604
Genre : History
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This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular 'problem' in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative 'problems' approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.
Category: History

Faces And Masks

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 039455244X
Genre : History
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Category: History


Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 3492246540
Genre :
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Memory Of Fire Genesis

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 0393317730
Genre : History
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From pre-Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is "nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere... recounted in vivid prose."-The New Yorker
Category: History