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Grandin, Greg 1962-

Works: 48 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 8,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F2651.F55, 307.768098115
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Greg Grandin
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city by Greg Grandin( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,081 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
Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialism by Greg Grandin( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With much of Latin America now in open rebellion against U.S. domination, Grandin concludes with a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America - its own backyard "workshop" - what are the chances it will do so for the world?"--BOOK JACKET
The Empire of Necessity : Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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
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 1,064 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 )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 770 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 525 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 )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 476 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 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 368 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>
Who is Rigoberta Menchú? by Greg Grandin( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 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 78 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." -- from (Jan. 25, 2011.)
Fordlandia the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city by Greg Grandin( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 78 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( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 63 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
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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Denegado en su totalidad : documentos estadounidenses liberados ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human rights and revolutions by Jeffrey N Wasserstrom( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering events as far removed from one another as the English Civil War, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests in late twentieth-century China, the contributors explore the paradoxes of revolutions that have both helped spur new advances in thinking about human rights and produced regimes that commit a range of abuses. Exploring the changes over time
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
Panzós, la última masacre colonial : Latinoamérica en la Guerra Fría by Greg Grandin( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sangre de Guatemala : raza y nación en Quetzaltenango, 1750-1954 by Greg Grandin( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quiet genocide : Guatemala 1981-1983 by Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (Guatemala)( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revolucao guatemalteca by Greg Grandin( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Portuguese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Grandin, Greg
グランディン, グレッグ
English (123)
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Portuguese (6)