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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Chapter Summary & Analysis - Tales of Premature Death Summary

Eduardo Galeano
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Tales of Premature Death Summary and Analysis

A Declaration of Independence Hailed by British Warships

In the mid-1800s the steam engine and innovations in the textile industry propelled Britain's Industrial Revolution. The British economy paid for the hides of Rio, the guano and nitrates of Peru, the copper of Chile, the sugar of Cuba and th coffee of Brazil with cotton textiles. In 1810, London created a devious policy which fluctuated with the needs of Britain, kept Latin America from falling into US or French hands and averted the infection of newly independent countries. Under this restrictive policy, Latin America manufacturers operated without the possibility of long-term development.

The Dimensions of Industrial Infanticide

At the beginning of the 19th century, Mexican and Peruvian textile manufacturers were seeing a measure of success. Bolivia as well was an important textile center. Latin America was making strides in becoming...

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