Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

Heftet / 2017 / Engelsk

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9781442265875
Publisert
2017
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Rowman & Littlefield
Aldersnivå
05, U
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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272
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376 gr
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229 mm
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151 mm
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17 mm
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Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

Heftet / 2017 / Engelsk
Revolutions are a commonly studied but only vaguely understood historical phenomenon. This clear and concise text extends our understanding with a critical narrative analysis of key case studies: the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution; the 1944-1954 Guatemalan Spring; the 1952-1964 MNR-led revolution in Bolivia; the Cuban Revolution that triumphed in 1959; the 1970-1973 Chilean path to socialism; the leftist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in power from 1979-1990; failed guerrilla movements in Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru; and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela after Hugo Chavez's election in 1998. Historian Marc Becker opens with a theoretical introduction to revolutionary movements, including a definition of what "revolution" means and an examination of factors necessary for a revolution to succeed. He analyzes revolutions through the lens of those who participated and explores the sociopolitical conditions that led to a revolutionary situation, the differing responses to those conditions, and the outcomes of those political changes. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy. The book concludes with an analysis of how elected leftist governments in the twenty-first century continue to struggle with issues that revolutionaries confronted throughout the twentieth century.
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This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy.
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Preface 1 Theories of Revolution Biography: Jose Carlos Mariategui, 1894-1930 Document: Jose Carlos Mariategui, "On the Indigenous Problem," 1928 2 Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 Biography: Emiliano Zapata, 1879-1919 Document: Emiliano Zapata, "Plan of Ayala," 1911 3 Guatemalan Spring, 1944-1954 Biography: Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, 1913-1971 Document: "Decree 900," 1952 4 Bolivia's Nationalist Revolution, 1952-1964 Biography: Juan Lechin Oquendo, 1914-2001 Document: The Union Federation of Bolivian Mine Workers (FSTMB), "Pulacayo Theses," 1946 5 Cuban Revolution, 1959- Biography: Fidel Castro, 1926-2016 Document: "First Declaration of Havana," 1960 6 Chilean Road to Socialism, 1970-1973 Biography: Salvador Allende Gossens, 1909-1973 Document: "Popular Unity Government: Basic Program," 1970 7 Nicaraguan Sandinistas, 1979-1990 Biography: Carlos Fonseca Amador, 1936-1976 Document: "The Historic Program of the FSLN," 1969 8 Guerrilla Warfare Biography: Che Guevara, 1928-1967 Document: Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare, 1960 9 Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, 1999- Biography: Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, 1954-2013 Document: Hugo Chavez, World Social Forum, 2005 10 Socialisms of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Glossary Index
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The diversity, drama, and sheer number of revolutionary movements in modern Latin America can be confusing for undergraduates. Becker's new book helps cut through this confusion, with its succinct historical narratives, excellent choice of foundational primary documents, biographical sketches of central leaders (and mini-bios in the text of less-well-known female leaders), and clear and non-judgmental explanations of the ideological '-isms' and strategy debates. The timelines, annotated bibliographies, discussion questions, index, and glossary are welcome additions. Becker repeatedly shows how historians themselves disagree on important aspects of revolutionary theory, which helps students realize that they too can debate and question and do the kind of research that enables them to come up with their own conclusions and arguments. -- Matilde Zimmermann, Sarah Lawrence CollegeThis lucidly written and incisive primer draws on insights from the latest theoretical and historical literature to highlight the interplay of ideology, structures, agency, and subjectivities in Latin American revolutions and revolutionary processes. Rich in primary documents, reference materials, and probing discussion questions, it is ideally suited for use in undergraduate classrooms. -- Steven J. Hirsch, Washington UniversityMarc Becker has written not only a valuable teaching tool but also an innovative overview of revolutions in modern Latin America. Instructors and students will appreciate the accessible biographical sketches and primary documents, while scholars will learn from and discuss his views on insurgency and the state. -- Charles Walker, University of California, Davis
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Marc Becker is professor of Latin American history at Truman State University.
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ISBN13
9781442265875
Publisert
2017
Utgiver
Vendor
Rowman & Littlefield
Aldersnivå
05, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
272
Vekt
376 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
151 mm
Tykkelse
17 mm
Se alle
Forfatter