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"A very important contribution for experts and non-experts alike. Young's argument is a new, fresh way of looking at both Bolivian revolutionary thought and recent Bolivian history. No one else that I know of has focused on 'resource nationalism,' which Young argues persuasively is key to understanding Bolivia in the twentieth century and beyond." -- James Siekmeier, West Virginia University, author of The Bolivian Revolution and the United States, 1952 to the Present "'Resource nationalism' is a very suggestive concept that can be applied to other countries in Latin America (and probably other parts of the world, such as Africa) very productively to understand domestic politics in relation to the great powers, such as the United States." -- Erick D. Langer, Georgetown University, author of Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree: Franciscan Missions on the Chiriguano Frontier in the Heart of South America

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Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: Natural Resources, Economic Visions, and US Intervention in Twentieth-Century Bolivia 1. The Road to Resource Nationalism: Economic Ideas and Popular Coalitions in La Paz, 1927-1952 2. A New Type of Bolivian Economy: Competing Visions, 1952-1956 3. The Political Economy of Containment: Privatization, Austerity, and the MNR's Shift to the Right, 1955-1964 4. The Battle for Men's Minds: Economic Paradigms, Propaganda, and the Iconography of Revolution 5. The Limits of Containment: Anti-Austerity and Resource Nationalism in La Paz Factories 6. Oil and Nation: The Crusade to Save Bolivia's Hydrocarbons Epilogue: Resource Nationalism and Popular Struggle in the Twenty-First Century Appendix: Professional Backgrounds of Key Middle-Class Participants in Economic Debates, 1940s-1960s Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Kevin A. Young is an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.



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