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Latin American Heroes: Liberators and Patriots from 1500 to the Present

Latin American Heroes: Liberators and Patriots from 1500 to the Present by Jerome R. Adams 0345383842 9780345383846
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Many North Americans are unaware of the history and politics of Latin America, and Latin American Heroes goes a long way to redress this lack of knowledge. These profiles of twenty-three history makers offer a unique view of Latin America through the eyes of men and women who devoted their lives to their countries, and to the freedom of their people. Here are fascinating mini-biographies of such influential and important subjects as Dona Marina (La Malinche), a former slave, born in 1505, who became an invaluable translator for Cortes; Toussaint LOuverture, who led Haitians to rebel against their French masters in the first major slave revolt in the new world, Jose Marti, the journalist, revolutionary, poet, orator, and charismatic leader of the fight to free Cuba from Spanish domination, and the modern martyr Bishop Romero, who, as an outspoken Catholic clergyman opposed to the abuses of the rightist regime in El Salvador, was murdered for his beliefs. Youll also learn about Brazils Emperors Pedro I and Pedro II, the Women of the Mexican Revolution, Argentinas Juan and Eva Peron, Mexicos Emiliano Zapata, Venezuelas Simon Bolivar, and Cubas Che Guevara. A straightforward and thoroughly researched biographical reference that amplifies some of the most significant voices in Latin America, past and present, Latin American Heroes is a long-overdue tribute to the people whose fearless struggle for self-determination changed history.

Author: Jerome R. Adams

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1993-04-13

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