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The land occupations and uprisings by peasants in the early 1960s, recounted by a central leader of the struggle in Peru.
“Authentic glimpse into a significant pocket of simmering Latin American rebellion. Many dramatic photos, glossary, index.”—Publishers Weekly
“A most interesting personal account—necessary reading for those involved with contemporary Latin America.”—Library Journal
“An extremely important primary document …. A must for all undergraduate and graduate libraries.”—Choice
“A major work.”—Union of Radical Latin Americanists Newsletter
“The most descriptive and personal account of what happened in the Cuzco highlands in the early sixties. The importance of this work is that it goes beyond a simple historical review of the events [to explain how] the peasant movement in Peru emerged as a dynamic force of social protest …. [D]eserves wide circulation … in helping to understand one of the most significant peasant mobilizations in the last decade in the whole of South America.” —Journal of Peasant Studies
“Compact, incisive analysis of the social and economic forces stirring the peasantry towards unrest in the Convención and Lares Valleys of Cuzco …. [A]n absorbing account of the revolt and a historical document of major significance.”—Latin American Research Review
“Required reading for anyone attempting to come to grips with this particularly complex and critical time in contemporary Peruvian history.”—Hispanic American History Review
Photos, maps, notes, glossary, index. Now with enlarged type.