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History (various) The open veins of Latin America

  • By Eduardo Galeano
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9781846687426
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 04/10/2021 if you order today

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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.

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Series History (various) Title The open veins of Latin America
Subject Spanish Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2009 Authors Eduardo Galeano
Binding Paperback Pages 336
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 350
ESB Code 55755 ISBN 9781846687426
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 04/10/2021 if you order today
  Price £9.99

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