Capitalism and underdevelopment in Latin America: historical studies of Chile and Brazil
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases. Dr. Frank lays to rest the myth of Latin American feudalism, demonstrating in the process the impossibility of a bourgeois revolution in a part of the world which is already part and parcel of the capitalist system.
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A The Thesis of Capitalist Underdevelopment
B The Capitalist Contradictions in Latin America
Colonial Capitalist Latin America
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