Heroes and Hero Cults in Latin America

ISBN-10: 0292714815

ISBN-13: 9780292714816

Edition: 2006

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Description: Latin American history traditionally has been defined by larger-than-life heroes such as Simon Bolivar, Emiliano Zapata, and Evita Peron. This book is a collection of essays on ten modern Latin American heroes, their legacies, and the societies that produced them.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Heroes and Their Cults in Modern Latin America
Simon Bolivar: Man and Myth
Remembering and Forgetting Agustin Gamarra: The Life and Legacy of the Cuzco Caudillo
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's Search for Personalized Nationalism
Presidential Ritual in Porfirian Mexico: Curtsying in the Shadow of Dictators
The Eyes of Emiliano Zapata
Felipe Carrillo Puerto of Revolutionary-Era Yucatan, Mexico: Popular Leader, Caesar, or Martyr?
Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua: The Hero Never Dies
Frida Kahlo: Heroism of Private Life
Haya de la Torre and APRA
Evita Peron: Beauty, Resonance, and Heroism
Conclusion: Rethinking Latin American Heroes
Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index
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