Front cover image for Facundo : civilization and barbarism : the first complete English translation

Facundo : civilization and barbarism : the first complete English translation

An educator and writer, Sarmiento was President of Argentina from 1868 to 1874. His Facundo is a study of the Argentine character, a prescription for the modernization of Latin America, and a protest against the tyranny of the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas (1835-1852). The book brings nineteenth-century Latin American history to life even as it raises questions still being debated today--questions regarding the "civilized" city versus the "barbaric" countryside, the treatment of indigenous and African populations, and the classically liberal plan of modernization
Print Book, English, ©2003
University of California Press, Berkeley, ©2003