VIVA LA REVOLUCION ERIC HOBSBAWM ON LATIN AMERICA


VIVA LA REVOLUCION ERIC HOBSBAWM ON LATIN AMERICA

ERIC HOBSBAWM    Book Number: 86283    Product format: Hardback

With honorary degrees from universities in several countries, historian Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012 but when he was 85 years old, wrote that Latin America was the only region in the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well, and where he felt entirely at home. After the triumph of Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1959, and even more after the defeat of the American attempt to overthrow him at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, "there is not an intellectual in Europe or the USA" Hobsbawm wrote, "who was not under the spell of Latin America, a continent apparently bubbling with the lava of social revolutions". "The Third World brought the hope of revolution back to the First in the 1960s." The two great international inspirations were Cuba and Vietnam, triumph not only of revolution, but of the week against the all-powerful. It was the hope that there would be social revolution or at least significant social change, particularly in Peru and Columbia, briefly in Chile, later in Central America and Venezuela, finally in Brazil, that sustained his interest in Latin America throughout the following decades. This tome is the fruit of 40 years of his sheer intellectual fire power and analytical skill about the region. Hobsbawm pioneered the study of popular protests, riot and revolt, and his writings were of importance to social scientists and to historians. Chapters include Agrarian Structures, Feudal Elements, Peasants and Social Bandits, Land Occupations, Che Guevara, US Imperialism, Nationalism and Nationality. 470pp.
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