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Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics
Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements. In addition to illustrating specific cases of guerrilla struggles, Revolution and Revolutionaries also analyzes the political and social conditions that made the outbreak of revolutionary movements throughout the region unavoidable. Finally, Castro examines the remaining guerrilla movements still active in Latin America as the century comes to a close. Revolution and Revolutionaries revives the debate about the viability of revolutionary violence in Latin America, and will interest those studying Latin American history and sociology, and political science.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the interminable war: guerrillas in Latin American history / Daniel Castro -- The rebellion of Tupac Amaru / Alberto Flores Galindo -- The caste war: rural insurgency in nineteenth-century Yucatâan / Terry Rugeley -- The struggle of the Zapatistas / Robert P. Millon -- The kid from Niquinohomo / Sergio Ramâirez -- General principles of guerrilla warfare / Ernesto "Che" Guevara -- To free the present from the past / Râegis Debray -- The fall of Arbenz and the origins of the guerrillas / Richard Gott -- Guerrilla priest / Camilo Torres -- The revolutionary path / Luis de la Puente -- Some final notes on a guerrilla experience / Hâector Bâejar -- Defeat in Bolivia / Inti Peredo -- Problems and principles of strategy / Carlos Marighella -- Thirty questions to a Tupamaro -- Questions to a militant of the PRT-ERP / James Petras -- In the Shining Path of Mariâategui, Mao Tse-Tung, or Presidente Gonzalo? Peru's Sendero Luminoso in historical perspective / Daniel Masterson -- The iron legions / Daniel Castro -- Tunnel to Canto Grande / Claribel Alegria and Darwin J. Flakoll -- Sources and resources of Zapatism / Michael Lowy -- End of an era / Herbert Braun.