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Revolutionary Latin America



  • How important was the Cuban Revolution?
  • How different are Castro’s and Gutiérrez’s visions for the future of Latin America?

Required Reading

Further Reading

  • Primary source: José Martí, "Our America" El Partido Liberal (Mexico City), 5 March 1892
  • Daniel H. Levine, “Assessing the Impacts of Liberation Theology in Latin America”, The Review of Politics, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Spring, 1988), pp. 241-263
  • Elizabeth Dore and John Weeks, The red and the black : the Sandinistas and the Nicaraguan revolution
  • Dennis Gilbert, Sandinistas: Party and Revolution
  • Lillian Guerra, ‘“To condemn the Revolution is to condemn Christ”: Radicalization, Moral Redemption, and the Sacrifice of Civil Society in Cuba, 1960’, Hispanic American Historical Review 89(1): 73-109 (2009).
  • Gutiérrez, Gustavo, A Theology of Liberation
  • Harmer, Tanya, Allende's Chile and the Interamerican Cold War. UNC Press, 2011 [e-book @ Library]
  • Harmer, Tanya. "Two, Three, Many Revolutions: Cuba and the Prospects for Revolutionary Change in Latin America, 1967-1975," Journal of Latin American Studies, Feb 2013, vol. 45:1, pp. 61-89.
  • Antoni Kapcia, Cuba: Island of Dreams (Oxford: Berg, 2000).
  • Loveman, Brian, Chile: The Legacy of Hispanic Capitalism. OUP 2001.
  • Louis A. Pérez Jr, “Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of US Policy Toward Cuba,” Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 34: 2 (2002), pp 227-254.
  • Mona Rosendahl, Inside the Revolution: Everyday Life in Socialist Cuba (Ithaca, 1997).
  • Orin Starn, “Maoism in the Andes: The Communist Party of Peru-Shining Path and the Refusal of History,” Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2 (May, 1995), pp. 399-421
  • Steve Stern, Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995
  • Tombs, David, Latin American Liberation Theology