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Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Tanya Harmer and Katherine Marino

A conversation between Tanya Harmer and Katherine Marino

Tanya Harmer is author of “Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America.” This biography of Beatriz Allende (1942–1977)—revolutionary doctor and daughter of Chile’s socialist president, Salvador Allende—portrays what it means to live, love and fight for change. Centering Beatriz’s life within the global contours of the Cold War era, Harmer exposes the promises and paradoxes of the revolutionary wave that swept through Latin America in the long 1960s. Allende’s story demolishes the myth that women were simply extras in the story of Latin America’s Left and brings home the immense cost of a revolutionary moment’s demise.

Harmer is associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is also the author of “Allende’s Chile and the Inter-American Cold War.”

Katherine Marino’s “Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement” chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women’s rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights and broader self-determination.

Marino is associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Hosted byTeresa Chapa,Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies Librarianat the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries

This talk is part of Off the Shelf, a collaboration between the University Libraries and the UNC Press to present new works on racial and social justice in our history and our world. This talk is co-presented by the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Study of the Americas.

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