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A century of revolution : insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America's long cold war

Author: Greg Grandin; G M Joseph
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
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Considers causes of violence in Latin America, how important ideology and social relations are as determinants of political violence and whether Cold War violence was unique

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Grandin; G M Joseph
ISBN: 9780822347200 0822347202 9780822347378 0822347377
OCLC Number: 609871968
Description: 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Living in revolutionary time : coming to terms with the violence of Latin America's long Cold War / Greg Grandin --
pt. 1 The first Cold War : Violence and terror in the Russian and Mexican revolutions / Friedrich Katz --
Mueras y matanza : spectacles of terror and violence in postrevolutionary Mexico / Jocelyn Olcott --
On the road to "El Porvenir" : revolutionary and counterrevolutionary violence in El Salvador and Nicaragua / Jeffrey L. Gould --
Ránquil : violence and peasant politics on Chile's southern frontier / Thomas Miller Klubock --
pt. 2 The Cuban conjuncture : The trials : violence and justice in the aftermath of the Cuban revolution / Michelle Chase --
Beyond paradox : counterrevolution and the origins of political culture in the Cuban revolution, 1959-2009 / Lillian Guerra --
pt. 3 The weight of the night : The furies of the Andes : violence and terror in the Chilean revolution and counterrevolution / Peter Winn --
A headlong rush into the future : violence and revolution in a Guatemalan indigenous village / Carlota McAllister --
"People's war," "dirty war" : Cold War legacy and the end of history in postwar Peru / Geraldo Rénique --
The Cold War that didn't end : paramilitary modernization in Medellín, Colombia / Forrest Hylton --
Reflections : You say you want a counterrevolution : well, you know, we all want to change the world / Corey Robin --
Thoughts on violence and modernity in Latin America / Neil Larsen --
Conclusions : Latin America's long Cold War : a century of revolutionary process and U.S. power / Gilbert M. Joseph --
History as containment : an interview with Arno J. Mayer / Greg Grandin.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Greg Grandin and Gilbert M. Joseph, eds.

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