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A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence During Latin America's Long Cold War (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

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Latin America experienced an epochal cycle of revolutionary upheavals and insurgencies during the twentieth century, from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the mobilizations and terror in Central America, the Southern Cone, and the Andes during the 1970s and 1980s. In his introduction to A Century of Revolution, Greg Grandin argues that the dynamics of political violence and terror in Latin America are so recognizable in their enforcement of domination, their generation and maintenance of social exclusion, and their propulsion of historical change, that historians have tended to take them for granted, leaving unexamined important questions regarding their form and meaning. The essays in this groundbreaking collection take up these questions, providing a sociologically and historically nuanced view of the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked Latin Americaandrsquo;s twentieth century. Attentive to the interplay among overlapping local, regional, national, and international fields of power, the contributors focus on the dialectical relations between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary processes and their unfolding in the context of U.S. hemispheric and global hegemony. Through their fine-grained analyses of events in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, they suggest a framework for interpreting the experiential nature of political violence while also analyzing its historical causes and consequences. In so doing, they set a new agenda for the study of revolutionary change and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America.

Contributors

Michelle Chase

Jeffrey L. Gould

Greg Grandin

Lillian Guerra

Forrest Hylton

Gilbert M. Joseph

Friedrich Katz

Thomas Miller Klubock

Neil Larsen

Arno J. Mayer

Carlota McAllister

Jocelyn Olcott

Gerardo Randeacute;nique

Corey Robin

Peter Winn

Synopsis:

Considers causes of violence in Latin America, asking in what ways political violence is related to modernity and to international and regional fields of power, how important ideology and social relations are as determinants of political violence, and whe

Synopsis:

A collection exploring the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked twentieth-century Latin America and its epochal cycles of revolutionary and counterrevolutionary violence.

About the Author

Greg Grandin is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Fordandrsquo;s Forgotten Jungle City, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation, also published by Duke University Press.

Gilbert M. Joseph is the Farnam Professor of History and International Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Revolution from Without: Yucatan, Mexico, and the United States, 1880andndash;1924, and a co-editor of In from the Cold: Latin Americaandrsquo;s New Encounter with the Cold War and The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics, all also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Living in Revolutionary Time: Coming to Terms with the Violence of Latin America's Long Cold War / Greg Grandin 1

Part One: The First Cold War

violence and Terror in the Russian and Mexican Revolutions / Friedrich Katz 45

Mueras y matanza: Spectacles of Terror and Violence in Postrevolutionary Mexico / Jocelyn Olcott 62

On the Road to andquot;El Porvenirandquot;: A Revolutionary and Counterrevolutionary Violence in El Salvador and Nicaragua / Jeffrey R. Gould 88

Rand#225;nquil: Violence and Peasant Politics on Chile's Southern Frontier / Thomas Miller Klubock 121

Part Two: The Cuban Conjuncture

The Trials: Violence and Justice in the Aftermath of the Cuban Revolution / Michelle Chase 163

Beyond Paradox: Counterrevolution and the Origins of Political Culture in the Cuban Revolution, 1959-2009 / Lillian Guerra 199

Part Three: The Weight of the Night

The Furies of the Andes: Violence and Terror in the Chilean Revolution and Counterrevolution / Peter Winn 239

A Headlong Rush into the Future: Violence and Revolution in a Guatemalan Indigenous Village / Carlota McAllister 276

andquot;People's War,andquot; andquot;Dirty Warandquot;: Cold War Legacy and the End of History in Postwar Peru / Gerardo Randeacute;nique 309

The Cold War That Didn't End: Paramilitary Modernization in Medellandiacute;n Miracle, Colombia / Forrest Hylton 338

Reflections

You Say You Want a Counterrevolution: Well, You Know, We All Want to Change the World / Corey Robin 371

Thoughts on Violence and Modernity in Latin America / Neil Larsen 381

Conclusions

Latin America's Long Cold War: A Century of Revolutionary Process and U.S. Power / Gilbert M. Joseph 397

History as Containment: An Interview with Arno J. Mayer / Greg Grandin 415

Contributors 423

Index 427

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822347378
Author:
Grandin, Greg (edt)
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Greg Grandin
Editor:
Grandin, Greg
Editor:
Joseph, Gilbert M.
Author:
Olcott, Jocelyn
Author:
Grandin, Greg
Author:
Katz, Friedrich
Author:
Joseph, Gilbert M.
Author:
Rosenberg, Emily S.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 illustrations, 1 map
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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