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Publisher Comments:

Many North Americans are unaware of the history and politics of Latin America, and Latin American Heroes goes a long way to redress this lack of knowledge. These profiles of twenty-three history makers offer a unique view of Latin America through the eyes of men and women who devoted their lives to their countries, and to the freedom of their people.

Here are fascinating mini-biographies of such influential and important subjects as Dona Marina (La Malinche), a former slave, born in 1505, who became an invaluable translator for Cortes; Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led Haitians to rebel against their French masters in the first major slave revolt in the new world, Jose Marti, the journalist, revolutionary, poet, orator, and charismatic leader of the fight to free Cuba from Spanish domination, and the modern martyr Bishop Romero, who, as an outspoken Catholic clergyman opposed to the abuses of the rightist regime in El Salvador, was murdered for his beliefs. You'll also learn about Brazil's Emperors Pedro I and Pedro II, the Women of the Mexican Revolution, Argentina's Juan and Eva Peron, Mexico's Emiliano Zapata, Venezuela's Simon Bolivar, and Cuba's Che Guevara.

A straightforward and thoroughly researched biographical reference that amplifies some of the most significant voices in Latin America, past and present, Latin American Heroes is a long-overdue tribute to the people whose fearless struggle for self-determination changed history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-283) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345383846
Author:
Adams, Jerome
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Heroes -- Latin America -- Biography.
Subject:
Latin America Biography.
Subject:
Heads of state -- Latin America -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
874
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.99x5.18x.55 in. .48 lbs.

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