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The last colonial massacre Latin America in the Cold War by Greg Grandin

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English


  • Communism,
  • Government relations,
  • Insurgency,
  • Panzós Massacre, Panzós, Guatemala, 1978,
  • Relations,
  • Social conflict,
  • Indians of Central America,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references ( p. [283]-302) and index.

StatementGreg Grandin, with a new preface by the author and an interview with Naomi Klein
LC ClassificationsF1466.5 .G73 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 319 p. :
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25042752M
ISBN 100226306909
ISBN 109780226306902
LC Control Number2010049461

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