The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Open Veins of Latin America Covers the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.
- Published: 21 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781846687426 ISBN 10: 184668742X
- Sales rank: 9,951
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This is the book Chavez gave Obama: the hottest book written about the coolest continent. 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.