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Open Veins of Latin America: The Cuban Revolution, Cultural Politics, and the Making of a Classic

When: Friday, March 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933

Group: Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
History Department

Category: Academic


Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America, originally published in 1971, is one of the most widely read books in contemporary Latin America. Written under the impact of the Cuban Revolution, Galeano's book was a powerful indictment of the devastating effects of colonialism and imperialism in the region. This presentation will reconstruct the relationship between Galeano and the Cuban Revolution as well as the turbulent cultural and political climate in which the book was originally published and read in the island.

Carlos Aguirre is Professor of History at the University of Oregon and the author or editor of several books on slavery and abolition, crime and punishment, intellectuals, and the history of Lima. His most recent publications include The Peculiar Revolution. Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment under Military Rule, co-edited with Paulo Drinot, and Alberto Flores Galindo. Utopía, historia y revolución, co-authored with Charles Walker.

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