Friday April 25th, 2014

Latin America

Let Me Speak!

Let Me Speak!

Testimony of Domitila, A Woman of the Bolivian Mines

The author is the courageous wife of a Bolivian tin miner. Social and economic deprivation drove her to pro-Marxist political action as a leader of a Housewives’ Committee, dedicated to improving miners’ and peasants’ conditions. This is a vivid account of her activities and brutal imprisonment, accompanied by her observations on the clergy, military, and upper-class abandonment of Bolivia’s repressed poor…This is a remarkably articulate report with astute political commentary…an important social document from a usually silent group.… | more |

Our America

Our America

Writings on Latin America and the Struggle for Cuban Independence

Presents the celebrated Cuban revolutionary’s thoughts on “Nuestra America,” the Latin American Martí fought to make free.… | more |

Antonio Maceo

Antonio Maceo

The "Bronze Titan" of Cuba’s Struggle for Independence

A powerful portrait of Maceo, committed anti-imperialist and heroic independence fighter.… | more |

Notes on the Puerto Rican Revolution

Notes on the Puerto Rican Revolution

An Essay on American Dominance and Caribbean Resistance

This essay on Puerto Rico analyzes the deepening crisis in American capitalism and how it inevitably affects Puerto Rico. Essentially, Lewis asks and seeks to answer three questions: What is the nature of Puerto Rican society after a decade of dramatic and traumatic change? What should be the strategy of freedom? What can be, ought to be, the nature of the new Puerto Rican society, once it is released from American rule?… | more |

The Sugarmill

The Sugarmill

The Socio-Economic Complex of Sugar in Cuba 1760–1860

This extraordinary work deserves to be called monumental for its scrupulous and exhaustive analysis of the development of the sugar industry in Cuba, for the imposing originality of its approach, and for the unsentimental but no less passionate vision of history it embodies. The product of twenty years of historical research combined with ten years of economic and technical work in the industry, The Sugarmill is a landmark in post-revolutionary Cuban scholarship.… | more |

Inside the Monster

Inside the Monster

Writings on the United States and American Imperialism

Explores the emergent threat of U.S. imperialism from 1881 to 1895.… | more |

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a 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.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 1

1895-1898

Argues that the Cuban nation was a central protagonist in the conflict — rather than a passive victim of a conflict between great powers.… | more |

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, Vol. 2

1898-1902

This volume covers the imposition of the U.S. domination over Cuba through the Platt Amendment, which marks the beginning of U.S. neocolonialism.… | more |

We, the Puerto Rican People

We, the Puerto Rican People

A Story of Oppression and Resistance

Silén restores to his people their history, stolen from them along with their land and independence.… | more |

Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution

Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution

In his second book, Andre Gunder Frank expands on the theme presented in his influential study Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America. It is the colonial structure of world capitalism, in his view, which produced and maintains the underdevelopment characteristic of Latin America and the rest of the Third World. This colonial structure penetrates everywhere in Latin America, forming and transforming all its features in obedience to its own imperatives and thereby imposing upon the region those characteristic features of poverty and backwardness which are not primarily the remnants of an ancient “feudal” past but the direct products of capitalism. This development of underdevelopment will persist, therefore, until the people of Latin America free themselves from world capitalism by means of revolution. The Cuban Revolution is thus viewed as the first effort in a continent-wide revolutionary process direct against both imperialism and the national bourgeoisie.… | more |