Liberators, Patriots and Leaders of Latin America: 32 Biographies, 2d ed. (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Jul 1, 1991 - Social Science - 403 pages
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This book features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition, consisting mostly of revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past, are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American presidents, providing an updated view of the region's leadership. Several patterns run through the individual biographies. The concept of native identity is an important aspect in the stories of Malinche, Juarez, Sandino, and Zapata--profoundly affecting the politics of modern Brazil, Mexico, and Nicaragua. One also sees a continuing compulsion to rebel against overwhelming odds in the cases of Manuela Saenz, Che Guevara and Daniel Ortega.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Doña Marina
5
2 Pierre François Dominique Toussaint LOuverture
14
3 Simón Bolívar
25
4 Manuela Sáenz
34
5 José de San Martín
47
6 Bernardo OHiggins
60
7 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
73
16 María Eva Duarte de Perón
151
17 José Figueres
161
18 Fidel Castro
173
19 Ernesto Che Guevara
183
20 Bishop Romero
194
21 Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet
203
22 César Chávez
231
23 Vicente Fox
256

8 Brazils Emperors
85
9 José Martí
96
10 Benito Juárez
104
11 Pancho Villa
114
12 Emiliano Zapata
120
13 Dolores Jiménez y Muro Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza and Hermila Galindo de Topete
127
14 Augusto Sandino
133
15 Juan Perón
142
24 Néstor Kirchner Ostoic and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
281
25 Daniel Ortega Saavedra
305
26 Luís Inacio Lula da Silva
329
27 Hugo Chávez
352
Chapter Notes
383
Select Bibliography
387
Index
393
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Jerome R. Adams is a freelance journalist living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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