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New book released: The Peculiar Revolution

UO History Professor Carlos Aguirre is the co-editor of The Peculiar Revolution: Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment Under Military Rule  (University of Texas Press, 2017).

Bringing much-needed historical perspectives to debates about an idiosyncratic period in modern Latin American history, scholars from the United States and Peru reassess the meaning and legacy of Peru’s left-leaning military dictatorship.

“Expertly edited by two of the leading historians of Peru, this is a book of signal importance that will become the indispensable source on the 1968 Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces.”
– Peter Klaren, George Washington University, author of Peru: Society and Nationhood in the Andes

“A very significant contribution. All of the chapters add a great deal to scholarly knowledge of the Velasco government and Peru in the 1960s and 1970s, and many break entirely new ground.”
– Cynthia McClintock, George Washington University, author of Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru