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The Resource Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage

Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage

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Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent
Title
Open veins of Latin America
Title remainder
five centuries of the pillage of a continent
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • [In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of ... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America.-Back cover
  • "Since its U.S. debut almost fifty years 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. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment." -- Publisher's description
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1940-2015
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Galeano, Eduardo
Dewey number
330.98
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina
LC call number
HC125
LC item number
.G25313 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1904-1990
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Belfrage, Cedric
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  • Economic history
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
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Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • King sugar and other agricultural monarchs
  • The invisible sources of power
  • Part II.
  • Development is a voyage with more shipwrecks than navigators.
  • Tales of premature death
  • The contemporary structure of plunder
  • Part III.
  • Seven years after
  • Foreword / by
  • Isabel Allende
  • From In defense of the word
  • Introduction:
  • 120 million children in the eye of the hurricane
  • Part I.
  • Mankind's poverty as a consequence of the wealth of the land.
  • Lust for gold, lust for silver
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Twenty-fifth anniversary edition /
  • foreword by Isabel Allende.
Extent
xiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780853459903
Lccn
97044750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37820142
  • (OCoLC)ocm37820142
Label
Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Cedric Belfrage
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • King sugar and other agricultural monarchs
  • The invisible sources of power
  • Part II.
  • Development is a voyage with more shipwrecks than navigators.
  • Tales of premature death
  • The contemporary structure of plunder
  • Part III.
  • Seven years after
  • Foreword / by
  • Isabel Allende
  • From In defense of the word
  • Introduction:
  • 120 million children in the eye of the hurricane
  • Part I.
  • Mankind's poverty as a consequence of the wealth of the land.
  • Lust for gold, lust for silver
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Twenty-fifth anniversary edition /
  • foreword by Isabel Allende.
Extent
xiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780853459903
Lccn
97044750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37820142
  • (OCoLC)ocm37820142

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