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Grandin, Greg 1962-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 265 publications in 4 languages and 10,901 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Educational films  Documentary films  Children's films  Nonfiction 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 )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Chinese 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 )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,438 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 last colonial massacre : Latin America in the Cold War by Greg Grandin( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,189 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
Empire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialism by Greg Grandin( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,131 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?"--Jacket
The blood of Guatemala : a history of race and nation by Greg Grandin( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,120 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
Kissinger's shadow : the long reach of America's most controversial statesman by Greg Grandin( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 923 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 Guatemala reader : history, culture, politics( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 599 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
Henry Ford by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 593 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
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 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin America experienced an epochal cycle of revolutionary upheavals and insurgencies during the twentieth century, from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the mobilizations and terror in Central America, the Southern Cone, and the Andes during the 1970s and 1980s. In his introduction to A Century of Revolution, Greg Grandin argues that the dynamics of political violence and terror in Latin America are so recognizable in their enforcement of domination, their generation and maintenance of social exclusion, and their propulsion of historical change, that historians have tended to take them for granted, leaving unexamined important questions regarding their form and meaning. The essays in this groundbreaking collection take up these questions, providing a sociologically and historically nuanced view of the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked Latin America's twentieth century. Attentive to the interplay among overlapping local, regional, national, and international fields of power, the contributors focus on the dialectical relations between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary processes and their unfolding in the context of U.S. hemispheric and global hegemony. Through their fine-grained analyses of events in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, they suggest a framework for interpreting the experiential nature of political violence while also analyzing its historical causes and consequences. In so doing, they set a new agenda for the study of revolutionary change and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America
Kissinger's shadow : the long reach of America's most controversial statesman by Greg Grandin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 282 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 258 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
Quiet genocide : Guatemala 1981-1983 by Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (Guatemala)( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quiet Genocide reviews the legal and historical case that genocide occurred in Guatemala in 1981-1983. It includes the full text of the genocide section of a United Nations sponsored Commission on Historical Clarification in Guatemala (CEH), brokered by the UN. In its final report, the CEH's rigorously reviewed abuses throughout the whole country. However, the memory of the Guatemalan dirty war, which predated the genocide and continued for over a decade of the heightened killing, has rapidly faded from international awareness. The book renders a historical picture of the 1948 Genocide Convention and its unique status in international law. It reminds readers of the difficulty of preventing and punishing genocide as illustrated by the ongoing tragedy of Darfur; anddiscusses the evolution of international and hybrid tribunals to prosecute genocide along with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Then, it sketches a brief history of Guatemala with a focus on genocide It explores how internal and global politics were an expression of structural violence, designed to ensure cheap, abundant, and quiescent Indian labor for coffee planters.a The volume provides the commission's general considerations, legal definitions, methodology, period of analysis, and victim groups, and finds that genocide had been perpetrated against five indigenous Guatemalan groups. By translating the genocide argument of the CEH into English and framing it in a lively, accessible way, this volume recovers the past, sets the record straight, and promotes accountability. This exploratory effort provides insight into the world of transitional justice and truth commissions, and valuable insights about how to engage with the question of genocide in the future. These findings shed light on a crucial and dark chapter of trans-American Cold War history, and will thus be of interest not only to scholars focused on Guatemala, but also on Central America and even more broadly, on the Cold War."--Provided by publisher
Empire of necessity : the untold history of a slave rebellion in the age of liberty by Greg Grandin( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundbreaking analysis and gripping storytelling from one of today's most original and highly acclaimed historians
Truth commissions : state terror, history, and memory( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 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
Kissingers langer Schatten : Amerikas umstrittenster Staatsmann und sein Erbe by Greg Grandin( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 78 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 empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World by Greg Grandin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 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 )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denegado en su totalidad : documentos estadounidenses liberados by Greg Grandin( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contours of American history by William Appleman Williams( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Appleman Williams was the American history profession's greatest critic of US imperialism. The Contours of American History, first published in 1961, reached back into British history to argue that the relationship between liberalism and empire was in effect a grand compromise, with expansion abroad containing class and race tensions at home. Coming as it did before the political explosions of the 1960s, Williams's message was a deeply heretical one, and yet the Modern Library ultimately chose Contours as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th Century. This fiftieth anniversary edition will introduce this magisterial work to a new readership, with a new introduction by Greg Grandin, one of today's leading historians of US foreign policy
 
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Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Covers
The last colonial massacre : Latin America in the Cold WarEmpire's workshop : Latin America, the United States, and the rise of the new imperialismThe blood of Guatemala : a history of race and nationThe Guatemala reader : history, culture, politicsA century of revolution : insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America's long cold warWho is Rigoberta Menchú?Quiet genocide : Guatemala 1981-1983Truth commissions : state terror, history, and memory
Alternative Names
Grandin, Greg

Greg Grandin American historian

Greg Grandin americký historik

Greg Grandin historiador estadounidense

Greg Grandin historien américain

غريغ غراندين مؤرخ أمريكي

グランディン, グレッグ

葛雷格·葛蘭丁

Languages
English (192)

Spanish (8)

German (7)

Chinese (1)