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Last Colonial Massacre Latin America in the Cold War

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ISBN-10: 0226306909

ISBN-13: 9780226306902

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Greg Grandin, Naomi Klein, Naomi Klein

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After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research and gripping personal testimonies, Greg Grandin powerfully challenges these views in this classic work. In doing so, he uncovers the hidden history of the Latin American Cold War: of hidebound reactionaries holding on to their power and privilege; of Mayan Marxists blending indigenous notions of justice with universal ideas of equality; and of…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Greg Grandin is Professor of History at New York University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author ofFordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Fordrsquo;s Forgotten Jungle City, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.Deborah Levenson is Associate Professor of History at Boston College and the author ofTrade Unionists against Terror: Guatemala City, 1954ndash;1985andAdioacute;s Nintilde;o: Political Violence and the Gangs of Guatemala City(forthcoming from Duke University Press).Elizabeth Oglesby is Associate Professor of Geography and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She previously worked as the editor ofCentral America Reportand…    

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Updated Edition: A New Enlightenment
Preface to the First Edition
A Note on Interviews and Archives
Introduction: The Last Colonial Massacre
A Seditious Life
An Uncorrupted Life
Unfinished Lives
Clandestine Lives
An Unsettled Life
Conclusion: Children of Abel: The Cold War as Revolution and Counterrevolution
Appendix: List of the Dead from Operati�n Limpieza and the Panz�s Massacre
Afterword: An Interview