A Revolution for our Rights: Indigenous Struggles in Bolivia


A Revolution for Our Rights: Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880-1952
By Laura Gotkowitz
2008, Duke University Press
398 pages

THIS IS A carefully crafted history of the causes of the 1952 Bolivian Revolution that attributes significant importance to indigenous struggles for land that characterised much rural development earlier in the 20th century. This hidden rural revolution preceded the events of 1952 and brought together demands for equality with those for radical changes to landholding under the same revolutionary banner. Firmly grounded in primary sources, A Revolution for Our Rights is an important contribution to Andean anthropology and history. – GO’T