Liberators And Patriots Of Latin America : Biographies Of 23 Leaders From Dona Marina (1505-1530) To Bishop Romero (1917-1980)

Liberators And Patriots Of Latin America : Biographies Of 23 Leaders From Dona Marina (1505-1530) To Bishop Romero (1917-1980)

Liberators and Patriots of Latin America : Biographies of 23 Leaders from Dona Marina (1505-1530) to Bishop Romero (1917-1980)

Agents of change, they have been both damned and praised--but uniformly remembered as national figures. Some are revered all over Latin America. Yet most are largely unknown beyond their borders. This book makes them and their times and causes understood. The seventeen men and six women span generations and causes--Toussaint LOuverture of Haiti, Juan Pern and Eva Pern of Argentina, Jos Mart and Fidel Castro of Cuba, Dolores Jimnez y Muro and Hermila Galindo of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, Ch Guevara and nine others were passionately involved with independence and equality.

From Library Journal
This compilation of biographies of a select few Latin Americans from Simon Bolivar to Archbishop Romero makes a useful supplement to the Biographical Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean Political Leaders (Greenwood, 1988). Not surprisingly, these profiles are not accounts of peaceful change but very detailed descriptions of military strategies and campaigns from the 16th century on. Stressed here is the usually overlooked participation of women in these struggles; one chapter is devoted to women of the Mexican Revolution. Especially valuable are the...

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