"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
Kevin A. Young is an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
"The importance of this book to contemporary conversations about
extractivism in Bolivia cannot be overstated." * Latin American
"[Young] draws a complex and fascinating picture of the struggles over mining and oil from the Chaco War in the 1930s through the 1952 Revolution and the unraveling of the revolutionary state in the 1960s." * Against the Current *