A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War

  title={A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War},
  author={Gilbert M. Joseph and Greg Grandin and Emily S. Rosenberg and Friedrich Katz and Jocelyn Olcott},
Latin America experienced an epochal cycle of revolutionary upheavals and insurgencies during the twentieth century, from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the mobilizations and terror in Central America, the Southern Cone, and the Andes during the 1970s and 1980s. In his introduction to A Century of Revolution , Greg Grandin argues that the dynamics of political violence and terror in Latin America are so recognizable in their enforcement of domination, their generation and maintenance of… 

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