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ISS Noon Lecture - The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780-83) and the Long History of Violence in the Andes

In this ISS Noon Lecture, Chuck Walker presented his argument on 18th century violence and discussed the Shining Path and contemporary Peru. This lecture was co-sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas.

Mar 11, 2015
from 12:10 PM to 01:00 PM

Memorial Union, MU II

Chuck Walker is a professor of history at UC Davis and director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas. His research focus includes Latin American social, cultural, and intellectual history; Peru and the Andes; the history of catastrophes and natural disasters (earthquakes); the Tupac Amaru Rebellion and Truth Commissions.

His new book The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (Harvard, 2014) immerses readers in the rebellion’s guerrilla campaigns, propaganda war, and brutal acts of retribution. The book 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. 

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion was named one of the top books of the year in history by the Financial Times.

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