Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745399195 Published February 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745399201 Will Publish March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Solidarity

Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights

Steve Striffler

Solidarity

Steve Striffler

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745399195 Published February 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745399201 Will Publish March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
How and why has solidarity changed over time? Why have different strategies, tactics, and strands of international solidarity emerged or re-emerged at particular moments throughout history? And how has the concept of solidarity shaped the history of the US left in particular?
            In Solidarity, Steve Striffler addresses all these questions, offering the first history of US–Latin American solidarity from the Haitian Revolution to the present. Striffler traces the history of internationalism through the Cold War, exploring the rise of human rights—and later, labor issues—as the dominant currents of international solidarity. He also considers the limitations of today’s solidarity movement, which inherited its organizational infrastructure from the human rights tradition.
            Moving beyond conventionally ahistorical analyses of solidarity, Striffler provides a distinctive intervention in the history of progressive politics in both the United States and Latin America. 
Review Quotes
Lesley Gill, Professor of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
“Steve Striffler’s masterful account of U.S. and Latin American solidarity is required reading. Exploring multiple strands of 20th century internationalism and incisive in its argumentation, Solidarity pushes us to think about what a radical, left internationalism might look like today.”

 
Greg Grandin, New York University, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
“Striffler cuts through the ambiguous discourse surrounding ‘human rights’ to offer a precise anatomy of a globalized political economy, structured by class hierarchies, racial and gender exclusions, and reinforced by military power. An indispensable guide for how to be in a world dominated by a form of capitalism that is fast making its peace with fascism.”

 
Paul Ortiz, author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States
“This is a brilliant introduction to the history of Latin American solidarity movement building, perfect for classrooms and workshops. Striffler has written a jargon-free study of the struggle to build solidarity across borders in the Americas.”
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