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A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War

  • Author: Gilbert M. Joseph,Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822392852
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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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 social exclusion, and their propulsion of historical change, that historians have tended to take them for granted, leaving unexamined important questions regarding their form and meaning. The essays in this groundbreaking collection take up these questions, providing a sociologically and historically nuanced view of the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked Latin America’s twentieth century. Attentive to the interplay among overlapping local, regional, national, and international fields of power, the contributors focus on the dialectical relations between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary processes and their unfolding in the context of U.S. hemispheric and global hegemony. Through their fine-grained analyses of events in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, they suggest a framework for interpreting the experiential nature of political violence while also analyzing its historical causes and consequences. In so doing, they set a new agenda for the study of revolutionary change and political violence in twentieth-century Latin America. Contributors Michelle Chase Jeffrey L. Gould Greg Grandin Lillian Guerra Forrest Hylton Gilbert M. Joseph Friedrich Katz Thomas Miller Klubock Neil Larsen Arno J. Mayer Carlota McAllister Jocelyn Olcott Gerardo Rénique Corey Robin Peter Winn

A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

Social Movements in Iran

  • Author: John Foran
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816624874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 263
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Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950

Chinese Women in a Century of Revolution, 1850-1950

  • Author: Kazuko Ono
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804714976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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Spanning the century from the Taiping Rebellion through the establishment of the People's Republic of China, this is the first comprehensive history of women in modern China. Its scope is broad, encompassing political, economic, military, and cultural history, and drawing upon Chinese and Japanese sources untapped by Western scholars. The book presents new information on a wide range of topics: the impact of Western ideas on women, especially in education; the importance of women in the labor force; the relative independence enjoyed by some women textile workers; the struggle against footbinding; the influence of anarchism; the participation of a women's brigade in the Revolution of 1911; the role of women in the May Fourth Movement; the differences between the more assertive women of South China and the 'traditional' women of the North in organizing for political action; the involvement of peasant women in insurgency and anti-Japanese struggles in the countryside; and the effects of the Marriage Law of 1950. The author has contributed a new preface to this English edition, and Joshua A."

The Century of Revolution

The Century of Revolution

1603–1714

  • Author: Christopher Hill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134941684
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.

Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

  • Author: Avrahm Yarmolinsky
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400858402
  • Category: History
  • Page: 396
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This book traces the history of revolutionary movements in nineteenth- century Russia, ending with the great famine of 1891-92, by which time Marxism was already in the ascendant. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

  • Author: William Samuel Lilly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 239
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A Century of Revolution

A Century of Revolution

  • Author: William Samuel Lilly
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781110215805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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1889. In these pages Lilly endeavors to test the ideas underlying the French Revolution by the moral laws of nature and of nations. Contents: The Revolutionary Dogma; The Revolution and Liberty; The Revolution and Religion; The Revolution and Science; The Revolution and Art; The Revolution and Democracy; and The Revolution and England. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718

Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718

Transnational Reception in English Political Thought

  • Author: Marco Barducci
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198754582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718 is a reconstruction of the way Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was read and used by English political and religious writers in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Engaging with the reception of all of Grotius's key works and a wide range of topics, the volume has much to say about the search for peace in an age of religious conflict and about the cultural roots of the Enlightenment. Most of all, Marco Barducci aims to deepen our understanding of the connections that made English political thought part of the history of European thought. To this end, it brings together a succinct account of Grotius's own thinking on key topics, mapping these accounts within English debates, to show why his ideas were seen to be relevant at key moments; shows awareness of the possibilities for the misappropriation inherent in reception; and adds something new to our understanding of why seventeenth-century Englishmen argued in the ways that they did.

Mao's Last Revolution

Mao's Last Revolution

  • Author: Roderick MACFARQUHAR,Michael Schoenhals
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674040414
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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The Cultural Revolution was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. Before 1966, China was a typical communist state, with a command economy and a powerful party able to keep the population under control. But during the Cultural Revolution, in a move unprecedented in any communist country, Mao unleashed the Red Guards against the party. Tens of thousands of officials were humiliated, tortured, and even killed. Order had to be restored by the military, whose methods were often equally brutal. In a masterly book, Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explain why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, and show his Machiavellian role in masterminding it (which Chinese publications conceal). In often horrifying detail, they document the Hobbesian state that ensued. The movement veered out of control and terror paralyzed the country. Power struggles raged among Lin Biao, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Qing--Mao's wife and leader of the Gang of Four--while Mao often played one against the other. After Mao's death, in reaction to the killing and the chaos, Deng Xiaoping led China into a reform era in which capitalism flourishes and the party has lost its former authority. In its invaluable critical analysis of Chairman Mao and its brilliant portrait of a culture in turmoil, "Mao's Last Revolution" offers the most authoritative and compelling account to date of this seminal event in the history of China.

Century of Revolution

Century of Revolution

A World History, 1770-1870

  • Author: Edmund Clingan
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475993420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 258
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Revolution was the common theme as the world changed between the years 1770 and 1870. This book goes from the Battle of Golden Hill, where the first American blood was spilled fighting against the British, to the Meiji Restoration in Japan and Unification of Germany. Topics include the Enlightenment, the American and French Revolutions, Napoleon, Latin American Independence, Industrial Revolution, turmoil in the Muslim world, Shaka Zulu, Liberalism and Nationalism, the founding of Australia, Western-Asian conflicts, Napoleon III, and nation-state building in Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, and the U.S. Everyone interested in the origins of revolutions and their consequences should read this book.

Resource Revolution

Resource Revolution

How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century

  • Author: Stefan Heck,Matt Rogers,Paul Carroll
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544114566
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Offers practical advice on how managers can sieze the opportunities presented by the coming growth in demand for commodities in emerging markets.

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution

Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution

Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Gilbert M. Joseph,Jürgen Buchenau
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822377381
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this concise historical analysis of the Mexican Revolution, Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau explore the revolution's causes, dynamics, consequences, and legacies. They do so from varied perspectives, including those of campesinos and workers; politicians, artists, intellectuals, and students; women and men; the well-heeled, the dispossessed, and the multitude in the middle. In the process, they engage major questions about the revolution. How did the revolutionary process and its aftermath modernize the nation's economy and political system and transform the lives of ordinary Mexicans? Rather than conceiving the revolution as either the culminating popular struggle of Mexico's history or the triumph of a new (not so revolutionary) state over the people, Joseph and Buchenau examine the textured process through which state and society shaped each other. The result is a lively history of Mexico's "long twentieth century," from Porfirio Díaz's modernizing dictatorship to the neoliberalism of the present day.

The Century

The Century

  • Author: Alain Badiou
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509534059
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 160
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Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not Badiou's wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the authors aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the hero of Sartre's Prisoners of Altona, 'I have taken the century on my shoulders and I have said: I will answer for it!' The Century simply aims to examine what this accursed century, from within its own unfolding, said that it was. Badiou's proposal is to reopen the dossier on the century - not from the angle of those wise and sated judges we too often claim to be, but from the standpoint of the century itself.

Mao Tse-Tung Ruler of Red China

Mao Tse-Tung Ruler of Red China

  • Author: Robert Payne
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447495233
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

  • Author: Marc Becker
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442265884
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Revolutions are a commonly studied but only vaguely understood historical phenomenon. This clear and concise text extends our understanding with a critical narrative analysis of key case studies: the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution; the 1944–1954 Guatemalan Spring; the 1952–1964 MNR-led revolution in Bolivia; the Cuban Revolution that triumphed in 1959; the 1970–1973 Chilean path to socialism; the leftist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in power from 1979–1990; failed guerrilla movements in Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru; and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela after Hugo Chávez’s election in 1998. Historian Marc Becker opens with a theoretical introduction to revolutionary movements, including a definition of what “revolution” means and an examination of factors necessary for a revolution to succeed. He analyzes revolutions through the lens of those who participated and explores the sociopolitical conditions that led to a revolutionary situation, the differing responses to those conditions, and the outcomes of those political changes. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy. The book concludes with an analysis of how elected leftist governments in the twenty-first century continue to struggle with issues that revolutionaries confronted throughout the twentieth century.

A Century of Nature

A Century of Nature

Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

  • Author: Laura Garwin,Tim Lincoln
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226284163
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 378
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Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that provide historical context for each article, explain its insights in graceful, accessible prose, and celebrate the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of searching for needles in haystacks.

QUEST FOR DEMOCRACY IN IRAN C

QUEST FOR DEMOCRACY IN IRAN C

a century of struggle against authoritarian rule

  • Author: Fakhreddin AZIMI,Fakhreddin Azimi
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674020367
  • Category: History
  • Page: 492
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Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

  • Author: Jung Chang
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439106495
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

The Unruly City

The Unruly City

Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

  • Author: Mike Rapport
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465094953
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century—Paris, London, and New York—all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it. Why did Paris experience a devastating revolution while London avoided one? And how did American independence ignite activism in cities across the Atlantic? Rapport takes readers from the politically charged taverns and coffeehouses on Fleet Street, through a sea battle between the British and French in the New York Harbor, to the scaffold during the Terror in Paris. The Unruly City shows how the cities themselves became protagonists in the great drama of revolution.