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Open Veins of Latin America - by Eduardo Galeano (Paperback)

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  • Tracing five centuries of exploitation in Latin America, a classic in the field, now in its twenty fifth year Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America.
  • Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
  • 360 Pages
  • History, Latin America

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Tracing five centuries of exploitation in Latin America, a classic in the field, now in its twenty fifth year

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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"A dazzling barrage of words and ideas."-- "History"

"A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive expose which all students of Latin American and U.S. history must read."-- "CHOICE, American Library Association"

"I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Galeano's vision is unswerving, surgical and yet immensely generous and humane. This book, written more than thirty years ago, contains profound lessons for contemporary India. Eduardo Galeano ought to be a household name in this country."-- "Arundhati Roy"

"This book is a monument in our Latin American history. It allows us to learn history, and we have to build on this history."-- "Hugo Chávez, as reported by the BBC"

"To publish Eduardo Galeano is to publish the enemy: the enemy of lies, indifference, above all of forgetfulness. Thanks to him our crimes will be remembered. His tenderness is devastating, his truthfulness, furious."-- "John Berger"

"Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study."-- "Library Journal"
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 360
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Latin America
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 1997
TCIN: 83642182
UPC: 9780853459910
Item Number (DPCI): 247-82-8194
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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