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The Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Foreword by Isabel Allende

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.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84668-742-6
Verlag Profile Books
Maße (L/B/H) 19.7/12.9/2.4 cm
Gewicht 277 g
Originaltitel Las venas abiertas de América Latina
Übersetzer Cedric Belfrage
Verkaufsrang 5145
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