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Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers

The Golden Age of Banditry in Mexico, Latin America and the Chicano American Southwest, 1850-1950

A man on a horse, glaring into the midday sun, bandana around his face and a gun strapped to his side—is this the picture of a villain or a hero, a criminal or a “social bandit,” a fighter for the people? Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers delivers a comprehensive study of banditry in Latin America, studying both the actual practices and effects of banditry as well as its representation in books, film, and other media. Examining banditry in Mexico, the Hispanic US Southwest, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba, and making use of tools from Latin American and Hispanic studies, film studies, visual studies, and legal and social history, this book offers the most detailed and wide-ranging study of its kind presently available.

272 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015

Iberian and Latin American Studies

History: American History

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Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword
Introduction: The Idea of a “Golden Age” of Latin American Banditry, 1850-1950
Chapter 1: The Figure of the Bandit in History, Culture and Social Theory
Chapter 2: Mexico: The Myth of the Bandit Nation
Chapter 3: Mexico’s Classic Bandit Narrative: Los de abajo
Chapter 4: Beyond Mexico I: Form Cangaceiros to Cowboys: Latin America’s Bandit Cultures of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Chapter 5: Beyond Mexico II: Chicano Bandit Culutres

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