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TitleOpen Veins of Latin America
AuthorEduardo Galeano
ISBN0853459916
ImprintEduardo Galeano Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages317

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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 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.

Reviews

Allen B. Lloyd

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presented President Obama with a copy of Eduardo Galeano s Open Veins of Latin America during a summit meeting in 2009 the intellectually gouty noise machine of the bourgeoisie began to flap its collective jowls, calling the gift an insult to America, and... (Sign in to see more)


Víctor

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

Cuando era ni o le pregunt a mis padres por qu M xico era m s pobre que los Estados Unidos Me explicaron que el calor hac a a la gente m s perezosa y que en Europa y Estados Unidos, la gente es m s trabajadora, logrando un mejor nivel de vida despu s de varias generaciones.Mucho tiempo despu s, desp... (Sign in to see more)


Susan

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

I read this book out of curiosity and interest in Latin America I was advised that it was just rant or left wing rant, but decided to see for myself I came away with this as the main idea in Latin America, free enterprise is incompatible with civil liberties as Galeano says in his commentary on the ... (Sign in to see more)


فهد الفهد

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

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Cy

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

The best Latin American history book on earth The most heartening response came not from the book pages in the press but from real incidents in the streets The girl who was quietly reading Open Veins to her companion in a bus in Bogot , and finally stood up and read it aloud to all the passengers Th... (Sign in to see more)


Miquixote

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

One of the best books ever written for a general audienceperiod This guy writes fiction likes it s non fiction and non fiction likes it s fiction He blends in and out better than anyone I know of What beauty, what poetry, what defiance, what anger, what celebration, what satire, what humour Sheer br... (Sign in to see more)


Jaber

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

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Zanna

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

This is an agonizingly lucid account of the of colonisation and depredation of a continent Beginning with the continuing genocide of the native population, seguing into the advent of slavery and its replacement with hunger wages for the same back breaking or in the case of the mines, lung destroying... (Sign in to see more)


Aldo Meza

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

TODOS los latinoamericanos debemos leer este libro, deber a ser obligatorio leerlo como parte de la educaci n de las instituciones.


John Gurney

Open Veins of Latin America By Eduardo Galeano

Open Veins was a title in the Hugo Chavez Book Club the Venezuelan strongman surprised President Barrack Obama with a copy in 2009 Open Veins was written by a novelist in the vivid prose of a novel and the history takes many liberties, making it like historic fiction On pg 283, aut... (Sign in to see more)


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