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Born in 1921, Manuel Llamojha Mitma became one of Peru's most creative and inspiring indigenous political activists. Now Peru Is Mine combines extensive oral history interviews with archival research to chronicle his struggles for indigenous land rights and political inclusion as well as his fight against anti-Indian racism. His compelling story—framed by Jaymie Patricia Heilman's historical contextualization—covers nearly eight decades, from the poverty of his youth and teaching himself to read, to becoming an internationally known activist. Llamojha also recounts his life's tragedies, such as being forced to flee his home and the disappearance of his son during the war between the Shining Path and the government. His life gives insight into many key developments in Peru's tumultuous twentieth-century history, among them urbanization, poverty, racism, agrarian reform, political organizing, the demise of the hacienda system, and the Shining Path.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. A Note on Place
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Chapter One: “I’m Going to Be President of the Republic”: The Formation of an Activist, 1921–1948
  2. pp. 19-40
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  1. Chapter Two: “I Made the Hacendados Tremble”: Defending Jhajhamarka Campesinos, 1948–1952
  2. pp. 41-64
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  1. Chapter Three: “Jail Was Like My Home”: Fighting for Concepción, 1952–1961
  2. pp. 65-98
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  1. Chapter Four: For Justice, Land, and Liberty: National and International Leadership, 1961–1968
  2. pp. 99-130
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  1. Chapter Five: “Everything Was Division”: Political Marginalization, 1968–1980
  2. pp. 131-152
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  1. Chapter Six: A Wound That Won’t Heal: Political Violence, Displacement, and Loss, 1980–2000
  2. pp. 153-174
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  1. Afterword: “You Have to Stand Firm”: The Elderly Activist, 2000–2015
  2. pp. 175-188
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 189-216
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 217-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-239
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373759
Related ISBN
9780822362180
MARC Record
OCLC
1103691634
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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