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Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent

Author: Eduardo Galeano; Cedric Belfrage
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 25th anniversary ed.View all editions and formats
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[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galeano, Eduardo H., 1940-
Open veins of Latin America.
New York : Monthly Review Press, c1997
(OCoLC)648312381
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Galeano; Cedric Belfrage
ISBN: 0853459916 9780853459910 0853459908 9780853459903
OCLC Number: 37820142
Language Note: Translation of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina.
Description: xiii, 317 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Isabel Allende --
From In defense of the word --
Introduction: 120 million children in the eye of the hurricane --
Part I. Mankind's poverty as a consequence of the wealth of the land. --
Lust for gold, lust for silver --
King sugar and other agricultural monarchs --
The invisible sources of power --
Part II. Development is a voyage with more shipwrecks than navigators. --
Tales of premature death --
The contemporary structure of plunder --
Part III. Seven years after.
Other Titles: Venas abiertas de América Latina.
Responsibility: Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage.
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[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America. -Back cover.

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A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive expose which all students of Latin American and U.S. history must read.-"Choice","

 
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