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Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

25th anniversary ed. / foreword by Isabel Allende.
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This edition was published in by Monthly Review Press in New York.

Written in English

317 pages

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.

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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
2009, Serpent's Tail Limited
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
2007, Siglo XXI
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Las venas abiertas de America Latina
2005, Siglo XXI Editores
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Las venas abiertas de America Latina
Nov 03, 2004, Eduardo Galeano
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
2004, Siglo xxi
in Spanish / español - Rev. y corr.
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
2002, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 71. ed.
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Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina
January 2001, Catalogos
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1999, Siglo Veintiuno de España, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 15a ed. en Espãna.
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1999, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 71a ed.
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Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
1998, Latin American Bureau
in English
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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
1997, Monthly Review Press
in English - 25th anniversary ed. / foreword by Isabel Allende.
Cover of: Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina
Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina
June 1994, Siglo XXI Ediciones
Paperback in Spanish / español - 68th edition
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1993, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - Nuevo formato
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1983, Círculo de Lectores S.A.
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1983, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 36a ed. corr. y aum.
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1982, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 33a ed.
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1980, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 28a ed., rev.
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Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1979, Siglo Veintiuno Editores
in Spanish / español - 23. ed., corregida y aumentada.
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Cover of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina
Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1976, Siglo XX1
in Spanish / español
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Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
1974, Monthly Review Press
in English - 1st Modern Reader paperback ed.
Cover of: Open veins of Latin America
Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
1974, Monthly Review Press
in English
Cover of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina.
Las venas abiertas de América Latina.
1973, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español - 2a ed. corregida y aumentada.
Cover of: Open veins of Latin America
Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
1973, Monthly Review Press
in English
Cover of: Open veins of Latin America
Open veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
1973, Monthly Review Press
in English
Cover of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina.
Las venas abiertas de América Latina.
1972, Universidad de la República, Departamento de Publicaciones
in Spanish / español - 2. ed. corregida y aumentada.
Cover of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina
Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1971, Siglo Veintiuno
in Spanish / español
Cover of: Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina
Cover of: Las venas abiertas de América Latina
Las venas abiertas de América Latina
1971, Universidad de la República, Departamento de Publicaciones
in Spanish / español
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Las venas abiertas de America Latina
Publish date unknown, Siglo Veintiuno
- 47a ed.

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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.

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

25th anniversary ed. / foreword by Isabel Allende.

This edition was published in by Monthly Review Press in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-305) and index.

Translation Of
Las venas abiertas de America Latina
Translated From
Spanish / español

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
330.98
Library of Congress
HC125 .G25313 1997, HC125.G25313 1997

Contributors

Translator
Cedric Belfrage

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL697213M
Internet Archive
openveinsoflatin00edua
ISBN 10
0853459916, 0853459908
LC Control Number
97044750
Library Thing
8732
Goodreads
187149
1292835

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