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Dennis Gilbert - Author

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Books by Dennis Gilbert

Mexico's Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era

Mexico's Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era

Author: Dennis Gilbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970

The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970

Author: Dennis Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

In the last decades of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth, a new class-the oligarchy-consolidated its wealth and political power in Latin America. Its members were the sugar planters, coffee growers, cattle barons, and bankers who were growing rich in a rapidly expanding global economy. Examining these immensely powerful groups, Dennis Gilbert provides a systematic comparative history of the rise and ultimate demise of the oligarchies that dominated Latin America for nearly a century. He then sketches a fine-grained portrait of three prominent Peruvian families, providing a vivid window into the everyday exercise of power. Here we see the oligarchs arranging the deportation of political undesirables, controlling labor through means subtle and brutal, orchestrating press campaigns, extending credit on easy terms to rising military officers, and financing the overthrow of an unfriendly government. Gilbert concludes by answering three questions: What were the sources of oligarchic power? What were the forces that undermined it? Why did oligarchies persist longer in some countries than in others? His clear, comprehensible, and illuminating analysis will make this an invaluable book for all students of modern Latin America.

The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970

The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880-1970

Author: Dennis Gilbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2017

In the last decades of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth, a new class-the oligarchy-consolidated its wealth and political power in Latin America. Its members were the sugar planters, coffee growers, cattle barons, and bankers who were growing rich in a rapidly expanding global economy. Examining these immensely powerful groups, Dennis Gilbert provides a systematic comparative history of the rise and ultimate demise of the oligarchies that dominated Latin America for nearly a century. He then sketches a fine-grained portrait of three prominent Peruvian families, providing a vivid window into the everyday exercise of power. Here we see the oligarchs arranging the deportation of political undesirables, controlling labor through means subtle and brutal, orchestrating press campaigns, extending credit on easy terms to rising military officers, and financing the overthrow of an unfriendly government. Gilbert concludes by answering three questions: What were the sources of oligarchic power? What were the forces that undermined it? Why did oligarchies persist longer in some countries than in others? His clear, comprehensible, and illuminating analysis will make this an invaluable book for all students of modern Latin America.

Sandinistas The Party and the Revolution

Sandinistas The Party and the Revolution

Author: Dennis Gilbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/1988

Sandinistas is about the Nicaraguan revolution and the party that leads it, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). In the early chapters of the book, author Dennis Gilbert tell who the Sandinistas are and what they believe. He probes the inner workings of the FSLN and the party's relations with the organized masses, the military and the revolutionary state. The second half of the book examines the Sandinistas in action, as they deal with peasants, businessmen, Christians, and Yankees. The final chapter covers the history of US-Nicaraguan relations from 1855-1988.Sandinistas is a balanced, sophisticated, readable account of the most significant revolutionary experience of our day.