Bread, Justice, and Liberty
Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile
Alison J. Bruey
Critical Human Rights
Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, Series Editors
Winner of the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award, Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)
Named Best Social Science Book, LASA Southern Cone Studies Section
“A wonderfully researched and written book.... Bruey's social history of grassroot activism in Chile also sheds new light on and makes important contributions to ongoing debates on the origins, historical evolution and future of human rights.”—Journal of Latin American Studies
In Santiago, Chile, poverty and state violence have often led to grassroots resistance movements among the poor and working classes. Alison J. Bruey offers a compelling history of the struggle for social justice and democracy during and after the Pinochet dictatorship. Deeply grounded by both extensive oral history interviews and archival research, Bread, Justice, and Liberty provides innovative contributions to scholarship on Chilean history, social movements, popular protest and democratization, neoliberal economics, and the Cold War in Latin America.
Alison J. Bruey is a professor of history at the University of North Florida and the coauthor of Tortura en poblaciones del Gran Santiago (1973–1990).
“Historian Alison Bruey rescues the voice [of] an often-forgotten group of people in the struggle against the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.”
—Peace and Change
“Extensively researched in international and domestic archives.... Bruey sheds light on what the coalition and other dissident demands were and the ways in which they influenced Chile's return to democracy.”
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328 pp. 6 x 9