Blood and Fire: La Violencia in Antioquia, Colombia, 1946-1953
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Duke University Press Books
Blood and Fire: La Violencia in Antioquia, Colombia, 1946-1953

Blood and Fire: La Violencia in Antioquia, Colombia, 1946-1953


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822329039
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 06/11/2002
Series: Latin America Otherwise Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mary Roldan is Associate Professor of Latin American History at Cornell University.

Table of Contents



1. Medellin and Core Municipalities

2. Bajo Cauca, Magdalena Medio, and the Northeast

3. Uraba and Western Antioquia

4. Urrao and the Southwest


Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Maps




What People are Saying About This

Alma Guillermoprieto

Mary Roldán's enduring commitment to the history of Colombia, and to the principles of thoroughness, fairness, and accuracy, combine to make this a truly exceptional book. Colombia is perhaps the least-known or understood country in Latin America, and yet the United States' involvement with it only continues to grow. By following the day-to-day evolution of partisan conflict in the region of Antioquia during the dreadful period of carnage remembered simply as la Violencia, Roldán makes possible a crucial understanding of the current violence in that beautiful and baffling Andean country.
— Alma Guillermoprieto, author of Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America

Frank Safford

This marvelous book makes important contributions in multiple ways. Beyond her nuanced analysis of the la Violencia and of sociopolitical values and ethnic/racial attitudes in Antioquia, Roldan illuminates important features of the political system. Her work, already influential among scholars working on twentieth-century Colombia, fortunately will now be available to a wider audience.
— Frank Safford, author of Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided Society

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