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A century of violence in a red city : popular struggle, counterinsurgency, and human rights in Colombia

Author: Lesley Gill
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In A Century of Violence in a Red City Lesley Gill provides insights into broad trends of global capitalist development, class disenfranchisement and dispossession, and the decline of progressive politics. Gill traces the rise and fall of the strong labor unions, neighborhood organizations, and working class of Barrancabermeja, Colombia, from their origins in the 1920s to their effective activism for agrarian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Gill
ISBN: 9780822360292 0822360292 9780822360605 0822360608
OCLC Number: 908375049
Description: xiv, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Black gold, militant labor --
Cold war crucible --
Terror and impunity --
Unraveling --
Fragmented sovereignty --
Narrowing political options and human rights --
The aftermath of counterinsurgency.
Responsibility: Lesley Gill.

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Lesley Gill traces the rise and fall of the strong labor unions and working class of Barrancabermeja, Colombia, showing how the incursion of neoliberalism, the drug trade, and counterinsurgency  Read more...

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