HIA Director Chuck Walker to present his book: THE TUPAC AMARU REBELLION
Apr 30, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
|Where||The Lounge in the Memorial Union Store, UC Davis|
|Contact Name||Paul Takushi|
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Charles F. Walker is a Professor of History and the Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis. He teaches courses on all aspects of Latin American history as well as natural disasters, truth commissions, social movements, and sports and empire (forthcoming).
Charles Walker immerses readers in the rebellion’s guerrilla campaigns, propaganda war, and brutal acts of retribution. He highlights the importance of Bastidas—the key strategist—and reassesses the role of the Catholic Church in the uprising’s demise. The Tupac Amaru Rebellion examines why a revolt that began as a multiclass alliance against European-born usurpers degenerated into a vicious caste war—and left a legacy that continues to influence South American politics today.
Walker recreates the life of this remarkable eighteenth-century rebel with a bold sense of narrative and a careful eye for detail. Here is a fascinating study of the prevailing tensions of Tupac Amaru’s time—between conqueror and conquered, white and brown, city and mountain, Old World and New World—that still vex South America today.” —Marie Arana, author of Bolívar: American Liberator