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Grandin, Greg 1962-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 10,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F2651.F55, 307.768098115
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Greg Grandin
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city by Greg Grandin( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning, never-before-told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon, "Fordlandia" depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch
The Empire of Necessity : Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans who appeared to be slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception--that the men and women he thought were slaves were actually running the ship--he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, historian Greg Grandin explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event--an event that inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece "Benito Cereno". Here, Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.--From publisher description
Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialism by Greg Grandin( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An excavation of a long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop is the first book to show how Latin America has functioned as a laboratory for American extraterritorial rule. Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States' imperial operations, from Thomas Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida, to Ronald Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bush's policies to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights - John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich - first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free-market economics and first enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures."
Kissinger's shadow : the long reach of America's most controversial statesman by Greg Grandin( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance."--Provided by publisher
The blood of Guatemala : a history of race and nation by Greg Grandin( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the latter half of the twentieth century, the Guatemalan state slaughtered more than two hundred thousand of its citizens. In the wake of this violence, a vibrant pan-Mayan movement has emerged, one that is challenging Ladino (non-indigenous) notions of citizenship and national identity. In The Blood of Guatemala Greg Grandin locates the origins of this ethnic resurgence within the social processes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century state formation rather than in the ruins of the national project of recent decades. Focusing on Mayan elites in the community of Quetzaltenango, Grandin shows how their efforts to maintain authority over the indigenous population and secure political power in relation to non-Indians played a crucial role in the formation of the Guatemalan nation. To explore the close connection between nationalism, state power, ethnic identity, and political violence, Grandin draws on sources as diverse as photographs, public rituals, oral testimony, literature, and a collection of previously untapped documents written during the nineteenth century. He explains how the cultural anxiety brought about by Guatemala's transition to coffee capitalism during this period led Mayan patriarchs to develop understandings of race and nation that were contrary to Ladino notions of assimilation and progress. This alternative national vision, however, could not take hold in a country plagued by class and ethnic divisions."--Book cover
The last colonial massacre : Latin America in the Cold War by Greg Grandin( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After decades of bloody revolutions and political terror, many scholars and politicians lament the rise and brief influence of the left in Latin America; since the triumph of Castro they have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing Communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. The Last Colonial Massacre challenges these views. Using Guatemala as a case study, Greg Grandin argues that the Cold War in Latin America was a struggle not between American liberalism and Soviet Communism but between two visions of democracy. The main effect of United States intervention in Latin America, Grandin shows, was not the containment of Communism but the elimination of home-grown concepts of social democracy. Through unprecedented archival research and gripping personal testimonies, Grandin uncovers the hidden history of the Latin American Cold War: of hidebound reactionaries intent on holding on to their own power and privilege; of Mayan Marxists, blending indigenous notions of justice with universal ideas of freedom and equality; and of a United States supporting new styles of state terror throughout the continent. Drawing from declassified U.S. documents, Grandin exposes Washington's involvement in the 1966 secret execution of more than thirty Guatemalan leftists, which, he argues, prefigured the later wave of disappearances in Chile and Argentina."--Publisher description
Henry Ford by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise of Henry Ford from machinist and engineer to powerful industrialist. Examines his development of an automobile affordable to the masses and his institution of the five-dollar-a-day wage. Explores his disapproval of organized labor and his antagonistic relationship with his son
The Guatemala reader : history, culture, politics( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Reader brings together more than 200 texts and images in a broad introduction to Guatemala's history, culture, and politics. In choosing the selections, the editors sought to avoid representing the country only in terms of its long experience of conflict, racism, and violence. And so, while offering many perspectives on that violence, this anthology portrays Guatemala as a real place where people experience joys and sorrows that can not be reduced to the contretemps of resistance and repression. It includes not only the opinions of politicians, activists, and scholars, but also poems, songs, plays, jokes, novels, short stories, recipes, art, and photographs that capture the diversity of everyday life in Guatemala. The editors introduce all of the selections, from the first piece, an excerpt from the Popol vuh, a mid-sixteenth-century text believed to be the single most important source documenting pre-Hispanic Maya culture, through the final selections, which explore contemporary Guatemala in relation to neoliberalism, multiculturalism, and the dynamics of migration to the United States and of immigrant life. Many pieces were originally published in Spanish, and most of those appear in English for the first time. -- BOOK COVER
A century of revolution : insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America's long cold war by Friedrich Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Considers causes of violence in Latin America, asking in what ways political violence is related to modernity and to international and regional fields of power, how important ideology and social relations are as determinants of political violence, and whe</div>
Kissinger's shadow : the long reach of America's most controversial statesman by Greg Grandin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandin offers a new perspective on America's most controversial diplomat and his continuing influence, arguing that Kissinger's militarized version of American exceptionalism has led to never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home
Who is Rigoberta Menchú? by Greg Grandin( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of Guatemala's truth commission and how it determined that genocide had occurred and also investigates accusations made against Rigoberta Menchú's book about Guatemala's military dictatorship that reported these abuses
Truth commissions : state terror, history, and memory( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This special issue of Radical History Review looks at the different kinds of history produced by truth commissions organized to investigate political violence, state terror, and human rights violations around the globe and examines how these histories elide or confront social inequality and political violence. The essays consider the tensions implicit in the multiple mandates of truth commissions: to establish historical truths, to recognize the experiences of victims, to effect social and political reconciliation, and to reestablish the legitimacy of the nation-state at a time of market-driven globalization. The issue also addresses difficulties faced by the commissions, such as limitations on the use and nature of evidence, oral testimony, and archival documentation. Comparative in nature, this collection includes essays on Chile's long history of amnesties, pardons, and commissions organized to uncover past episodes of political violence; the dissemination and use of the historical findings of the Guatemalan Commission for Historical Clarification; and internal tensions in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which sought to recover the memories of the victims of apartheid. Several shorter essays offer reflections on U.S. commissions related to the country's history of racial violence, Cold War imperialism, and Vietnam War atrocities and on the findings of the 9/11 Commission report."--Http://www.dukeupress.edu (Jan. 25, 2011.)
The empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World by Greg Grandin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandin documents an extraordinary early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Beneto Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city by Greg Grandin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning, never-before-told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon, "Fordlandia" depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch
Wretched tryal : the untold history of a slave rebellion in the age of liberty by Greg Grandin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire of necessity : the untold history of a slave rebellion in the age of liberty by Greg Grandin( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Empire of Necessity is scholarship at its best. Greg Grandin's deft penetration into the marrow of the slave industry is compelling, brilliant, and necessary.' -- Toni Morrison 'In this multifaceted masterpiece, Greg Grandin excavates the relentlessly fascinating history of a slave revolt to mine the enduring dilemmas of politics and identity in a New World where the Age of Freedom was also the Age of Slavery. This is that rare book in which the drama of the action and the drama of ideas are equally measured, a work of history and of literary reflection that is as urgent as it is timely.' -- Philip Gourevitch, co-author of the The Ballad of Abu Ghraib 'Greg Grandin has done it again. Starting with a single dramatic encounter in the South Pacific he has shown us an entire world: of multiple continents, terrible bondage and the dream of freedom. This is also a story of how one episode changed the lives of a sea captain and a great writer from the other end of the earth. An extraordinary tale, beautifully told.' -- Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost 'Greg Grandin is one of the best of a new generation of historians who have rediscovered the art of writing for both serious scholars and general readers. This may be his best book yet... a work of astonishing power, eloquence and suspense, a genuine tour de force.' -- Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of H 'Rooted in an event known primarily through the genius of Herman Melville's transcendent Benito Cereno, [Wretched Tryal] is a stunning work of research done all over the rims of two oceans, as well as beautiful, withering storytelling. This is a harrowing story of Muslim Africans trekking across South America, and ultimately a unique window on to the nature of the slave trade, the maritime worlds of the early nineteenth century, the lives lived in-between slavery and freedom all over the Americas, and even the ocean-inspired imagination of Melville. Grandin is a master of grand history with new insights.' -- David W. Blight, author of A Slave No More 'Grandin has written a gripping, lavishly researched account of high seas drama, as well as the trials of the slaves before and after their revolt. Equally fascinating is the thesis Grandin advances: that in 1804 human political liberty and abject bondage were both rising apace - often advanced by the very same people... Compulsively readable.' Christian Science Monitor '[Grandin] writes with the skills of a fine novelist. With herculean archival research, he traces the backstory of each of the main participants... the owner of the slaves, the Spanish captain, the Yankee captain, and those slaves whose paths to the fateful revolt can be tracked or at least surmised. Then Grandin extends their stories beyond the revolt to the ends of their lives. Each life story leads through the explosive contradictions of the Age of Revolution...Inventive, audacious, passionate.' Los Angeles Review of Books 'For nearly four centuries, as Greg Grandin writes in his powerful new book, slavery was the "flywheel" that drove the global development of everything from trade and insurance to technology, religion and medicine... Through a remarkable feat of research he establishes a strong narrative line... Harrrowing.' New York Times Book Review 'Grandin's pen is exquisite, the descriptions are lively and sensuous. But he is also deeply reflective. The book has import that extends beyond the interest of the story. He is, as scholars often say, making an intervention, challenging how we see the world and its history... Exciting and illuminating.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Grandin tracks backwards... like a sleuth, unearthing the motivations and machinations... It's a testament to Grandin's power as a writer that [seal hunter] Delano's hardships and failings generate sympathy - even when compared with the stuff the Africans faced... It's impossible to see all that happens as some isolated episode. It's more like the inevitable confrontation of many desperate people. Ocean currents, and the crush of market forces, have brought them all together. I can't say enough good things about The Empire of Necessity. It's one of the best books I've read in a decade.' -- Victor Lavalle Bookforum 'A splendid account...deeply researched and well-written.' Dallas Morning News 'Fascinating and engaging.' Seattle Times 'As well as correcting the factual errors in Melville's book, Mr Grandin uses Captain Delano's account of this and other incidents to explore the complexities and ambiguities of the Atlantic slave trade.' The Economist 'A wonderfully engaging and original combination of action and reflection, vivid detail and deep insight. It is a shocking story of slavery and brutality, but with an ambition that every historian should have - to truly understand a world.' -- Matthew Parker, author of the Sugar Barons 'Richly informed... [Grandin] describes his unsettling panorama in a restrained manner, avoiding exaggeration and allowing facts -- many of them horrific -- to tell the story. In doing so, he has produced a quietly powerful account.' Wall Street Journal 'Engrossing, well researched, and beautifully written... A rigorously sourced work of scholarship with a suspenseful narrative structure that boomerangs back and forth through time. Grandin has deliv-ered a page-turner. You read it as if it were a thriller novel by Scott Turow or Lee Child.' Chicago Tribune 'A great and moving story.' Washington Post 'Remarkable... superbly argued and richly detailed... Grandin brings to vivid life the realities of the period' Guardian 'Superb...An exemplary work of history - even-handed, meticulous, and adroit in balancing action and ideas.' Financial Times 'Accessible... electrifying' Independant 'gripping' The Good Book Guide
Kissingers langer Schatten : Amerikas umstrittenster Staatsmann und sein Erbe by Greg Grandin( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance."--Provided by publisher
Denegado en su totalidad : documentos estadounidenses liberados( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistencia y solidaridad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dish of Central America: excerpts on the countries that make up the Central American region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US government. No hay paz: portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 12-year war in El Salvador has not ended. Flying South: In 1991, a group of two African-Americans and one African-Colombian traveled from the U.S. to the Pacific Coast of Colombia, South America. This program depicts the cultural and socio-economic conditions of the natives of the region. We fight with our staffs of authority: 300,000 people gathered to oppose the FTA, and demand respect for indigenous rights. The film shows the organized, unarmed indigenous guard confronting a brutal police force, and the media's complicity. Screening compilation gleaned from the selected programs on this DVD, the compilation screener is perfect for the classroom or community screening to provoke discussion. Panel discussion by academics, activists, and filmmakers that have worked on the issues surrounding Latin American solidarity
Quiet genocide : Guatemala 1981-1983 by Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (Guatemala)( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Alternative Names
Grandin, Greg

Greg Grandin American historian

Greg Grandin americký historik

Greg Grandin historiador estadounidense

グランディン, グレッグ

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English (164)

Spanish (10)

German (6)

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Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialismThe blood of Guatemala : a history of race and nationThe last colonial massacre : Latin America in the Cold WarThe Guatemala reader : history, culture, politicsA century of revolution : insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America's long cold warWho is Rigoberta Menchú?Truth commissions : state terror, history, and memoryQuiet genocide : Guatemala 1981-1983