Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

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Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583673113

Category: History

Page: 360

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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende’s inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

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Author: Eduardo Galeano,Angelica Ammar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779502715

Category: Lateinamerika - Geschichte 1500-1970

Page: 409

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Century of the Wind

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Author: Eduardo Galeano,Cedric Belfrage

Publisher: Pantheon Books

ISBN: 9780394553610

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The third volume of Galeano's highly praised history of the Americas offers us our own turbulent century, from its first apocalyptic intimations to the age of Reagan.

Licht und Zorn

Roman

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Author: Lauren Groff

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446254285

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Lottos Charme bezwingt jeden, Mathildes Schönheit wirft ein Schimmern an jede Wand. Sie lieben und begehren einander, sie heiraten, ziehen nach New York. Ihre Partys sind legendär, und irgendwann feiert Lotto Triumphe als Dramatiker. Ist das glückliche Fügung, oder lenkt hier jemand mit kühlem Verstand die Geschicke? Ahnt Lotto, welchen Zorn Mathilde hinter ihrem Lächeln verbirgt? In einer vor Energie pulsierenden Sprache entwirft Lauren Groff das Bild einer Ehe, hinter deren Glanz sich schleichend etwas Dunkleres offenbart. Denn die Geschichte von Lotto und Mathilde kann auch ganz anders erzählt werden.

Die Wächter

Thriller

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Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404270453

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Er ist einer der exklusivsten Clubs der Welt. Er existiert am Rande von Washington, D.C., hat keine Macht und besteht aus nur vier Mitgliedern. Ihr Ziel ist es, die Wahrheit zu finden. Doch dann werden die selbst ernannten Wächter Zeugen eines Mordes. Die Verschwörung, von der sie seit Langem ahnen, ist real ═ und sie bedroht das Weiße Haus, die Nation und die ganze Welt. Die Einzigen, die das wahre Ausmaß erahnen, sind eine junge FBI-Agentin, ein altgedienter Secret-Service-Mann und die vier Mitglieder des Camel Clubs ┤

China

Zwischen Tradition und Herausforderung

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Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570551912

Category:

Page: 605

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Der vergrabene Spiegel

die Geschichte der hispanischen Welt

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Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596138609

Category:

Page: 376

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The Darker Nations

A People's History of the Third World

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Author: Vijay Prashad

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558563X

Category: History

Page: 384

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Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement—the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world’s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad’s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India’s Nehru, Egypt’s Nasser, and Indonesia’s Sukarno—as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.

Memory of Fire: Faces and masks

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Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393318067

Category: History

Page: 320

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The second volume in the author's imaginative trilogy looks at the history of Latin America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, touching on the contributions of pirates, explorers, clergy, and monarchs.

Acts of Rebellion

The Ward Churchill Reader

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Author: Ward Churchill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135955034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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What could be more American than Columbus Day? Or the Washington Redskins? For Native Americans, they are bitter reminders that they live in a world where their identity is still fodder for white society. "The law has always been used as toilet paper by the status quo where American Indians are concerned," writes Ward Churchill in Acts of Rebellion, a collection of his most important writings from the past twenty years. Vocal and incisive, Churchill stands at the forefront of American Indian concerns, from land issues to the American Indian Movement, from government repression to the history of genocide. Churchill, one of the most respected writers on Native American issues, lends a strong and radical voice to the American Indian cause. Acts of Rebellion shows how the most basic civil rights' laws put into place to aid all Americans failed miserably, and continue to fail, when put into practice for our indigenous brothers and sisters. Seeking to convey what has been done to Native North America, Churchill skillfully dissects Native Americans' struggles for property and freedom, their resistance and repression, cultural issues, and radical Indian ideologies.

Clandestino

In Search of Manu Chao

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Author: Peter Culshaw

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847656404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

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A decade ago, Manu Chao's band, Mano Negra, toured Colombia by train, negotiating with government troops and rebels - an episode described at the time as 'less like a rock'n'roll tour - more like Napoleon's retreat from Moscow'. That's Manu in a nutshell. He does everything differently. He is a multi-million selling artist who prefers sleeping on friends' floors to five-star hotels, an anti-globalisation activist who hangs out with prostitute-activists in Madrid and Zapatista leader Comandante Marcos in Chiapas, a recluse who is at home singing in front of 100,000 people in stadiums in Latin America or festivals in Europe. Clandestino has been five years in the writing, as Peter Culshaw followed Manu around the world, invited at a moment's notice to head to the Sahara, or Brazil, or to Buenos Aires, where Manu was making a record with mental asylum inmates. The result is one of the most fascinating music biographies we're ever likely to read.

Mining the Media Archive

Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance

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Author: Dot Tuer

Publisher: YYZ Books

ISBN: 9780920397350

Category: Art

Page: 211

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Mining the Media Archive gathers together an exciting collection of essays by writer and cultural theorist Dot Tuer. Ranging from monographs on new media artists to a history of Canada's most controversial artist-run centre, the CEAC, to testimonial writing on cultural politics and post-colonialism in Canada and Argentina, Tuer's writings address issues of global media and local remembrance through a unique blend of storytelling, archival research and cultural analysis.

Latinos at the Golden Gate

Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco

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Author: Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607670

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Born in an explosive boom and built through distinct economic networks, San Francisco has a cosmopolitan character that often masks the challenges migrants faced to create community in the city by the bay. Latin American migrants have been part of the city's story since its beginning. Charting the development of a hybrid Latino identity forged through struggle--latinidad--from the Gold Rush through the civil rights era, Tomas F. Summers Sandoval Jr. chronicles the rise of San Francisco's diverse community of Latin American migrants. This latinidad, Summers Sandoval shows, was formed and made visible on college campuses and in churches, neighborhoods, movements for change, youth groups, protests, the Spanish-language press, and business districts. Using diverse archival sources, Summers Sandoval gives readers a panoramic perspective on the transformation of a multinational, multigenerational population into a visible, cohesive, and diverse community that today is a major force for social and political activism and cultural production in California and beyond.

Global Backlash

Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy

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Author: Robin Broad

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742581799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Global Backlash is the first book to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With trenchant analysis and dozens of primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, 'But what do they want?' A range of sophisticated propositions and a vibrant debate among segments of the backlash emerge. Highly readable and analytically powerful, this book is vital to understanding the most potent protest movement of our times.