A Revolution for Our Rights reassesses the causes and significance of the Bolivian Revolution of 1952. It chronicles a hidden rural revolution—before the Revolution of 1952—that fused appeals for equality with demands for a radical reconfiguration of political power, landholding, and rights. By describing indigenous mobilization in the decades preceding the revolution, the book illuminates a crucial chapter in the long history behind present-day struggles in Bolivia and contributes to an understanding of indigenous politics in modern Latin America more broadly.
A Revolution for Our Rights: Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880-1952. Duke University Press, 2007. Spanish version: La revolución antes de la Revolución: Luchas indígenas por tierra y justicia en Bolivia, 1880-1952. Translated by Hernando Calla. La Paz: Plural Editores/PIEB, 2011.