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Author Karl, Robert A., 1981- author

Title Forgotten peace : reform, violence, and the making of contemporary Colombia / Robert A. Karl
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 321 pages)
Series Violence in Latin American history ; 3
Violence in Latin American history ; 3
Contents Introduction: peace and violence in Colombian history -- Messenger of a new Colombia -- Encounters with violence, 1957-1958 -- The making of the creole peace, 1958-1960 -- Peace and violence, 1959-1960 -- Reformist paths, 1960-1964 -- Books and bandits, 1962-1964 -- Confrontation, 1963-1966 -- Epilogue: the making of La violencia
Summary "Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society's attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere's worst mid-century conflict and how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past. In this book, Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters between government officials, rural peoples, provincial elites, and urban intellectuals during a crucial conjuncture that saw reformist optimism transform into alienation. In addition to offering a sweeping reinterpretation of Colombian history--including the most detailed account of the origins of the FARC insurgency in any language--Karl provides a Colombian vantage on global processes of democratic transition, development, and memory formation in the 1950s and 1960s. Sweeping in scope, Forgotten Peace challenges contemporary theories of violence in Latin America."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 20, 2017)
Subject Insurgency -- Colombia.
Peace-building -- Colombia -- History -- 20th century.
Social problems -- Colombia -- 20th century.
Violence -- Colombia -- History -- 20th century.
Colombia -- History -- 1946-1974.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016046544
ISBN 0520967240 (electronic book)
9780520967243 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)