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     involvement, 1895-1968
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Shining Path rebellion
Fujimori's Peru and beyond
Border disputes
 
 
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Useful English language sites on the history of Peru are limited. These links indicate some of the more valuable. I would be grateful for suggestions of others to include, in Spanish, as well as English.   
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 1. Generalgo to top of page

 

        For extensive history links to Peru before the 20th century go to the casahistoria Peru 1 site

 

casahistoria: Latin America visit the casahistoria general Latin American page for many more background sites.
 
  • Detail from Three Girls and a Car in Agua Dulce, Peru. Mariel Vidal.Simply - Peru, a history. Tongue in cheek "dummy's" guide to history of Peru (after a theme by the sixteenth century Inca-Spaniard Puma de Ayala) from the new internationalist. Published 1989 but still amusing - and a worthwhile place to start!
  • Timeline and Profile of Peru. Both clearly presented by the BBC.
  • Commanding Heights 20th century from timeline from PBS. Thorough and interactive: click on one of the subheadings at the page top and the content changes to match that category!
  • The Peruvians - An exhibition of photographs by Peruvian Photographers Click on any of the thumbnail images on this page to see the photos in a humanities exhibition featuring the work of 17 Peruvian photographers was curated by Fernando Castro, organized by William P. Wright, and made available by the Texas Humanities Resource Center §
  • Fototeca Andina 20,000 images of Peru from the archives of the Cabrera brothers, Miguel Chani, José Gabriel González, César Meza Salazar and Fidel Mora
  • PeruLinks Excellent set of annotated links to all aspects of Peruvian culture and life. In English and Spanish
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Woman Showing Photograph of Missing Relative in Ayacucho, Peru, 1985. Carlos Dominguez
 
 
All the site images are from the excellent "The Peruvians"  site.
Presented by Texas Council for the Humanities Resource Centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Political Change & growing military involvement, 1895-1968         go to top of page

 

 

Army, Politics  and Society 
Revolts and rebellions: Military conflict with neighbouring countries Misc.
  • My First Crossing of the Andes By José Florez. Intriguing first hand account of an early trans Andean flight. and on that subject ....
  • Airplanes of the Peruvian Air Force Photos and history of the Peruvian airplanes since 1910 up to our days. The gallery includes combat airplanes, training airplanes, helicopters, history, links. Includes downloadable patches to fly Peruvian aircraft in MS Flight Simulator ...  §

 

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3. Military Control, 1968-80         go to top of page


The Military Regimes For casahistoria links to the military regimes of other Latin American states at this time Juan Velasco Alvarado biographies



USA and Peru

 

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4. Post 1980         go to top of page

 

Shining Path rebellion Fujimori's Peru and beyond
  • Striker Carried Away by Police during demonstrations in Lima, October 3, 1988. Jaime Razuri Vladimiro Montesinos - Fujimori’s Rasputin: The declassifed files on Peru's former intelligence chief. From the National Security Archive, a non-governmental foreign policy documentation center at George Washington University. Good documentary evidence.
  • Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement Uprising and the Environment TED (The Trade & Environment Database of American University) Case Study shows how the attack on the Japanese ambassador's house in Peru by Tupac Amaru rebels was more than simply a display of terrorism and a demand for releasing Tupac Amaru prisoners. It was also a demonstration of the frustration and resentment that many people from the lower classes, rural areas, and indigenous populations felt towards the State.
  • Montesinos, Fujimori, Toledo y el futuro del Perú: Biografía y Análisis - Cosmopolis  Article in English, by Cosmopolis (November 2000), with biographies and analysis of Vladimiro Ilyich Montesinos (former chief of the Peruvian Intelligence), Alberto Fujimori (former President) and Alejandro Toledo (today's President).
  • Peru: The Government of Alejandro Toledo - Cosmopolis Article by Cosmopolis (July 2001), with biography of President Alejandro Toledo, results of the legislative elections of 2001 and information about the Peruvian cabinet in 2001
  • Terms of Reference UN article on the social development of Peru, 1940-2002. Well detailed and supported. By Francisco Sagasti, Fernando Prada, and Mario Bazán   §
  • Rebelión en el Altiplano Feature article (2005) from the Buenos Aires Clarin: Cómo el pueblo aimara ha puesto en jaque a gobiernos y funcionarios. Los casos de Ilave y Ayo Ayo.
  • Peru in the Eye of the Storm - The National Security Archive Information about Peruvian Human Rights abuses  & provides a brief narrative and declassified documents dealing with human rights abuses and political violence during the 1980s and 1990s. The National Security Archive.
  • The Fall of Fujimori Documentary based on an interview of the former President taken after his self-exile in Japan, and other interviews.
Border disputes
Family of a Small-Town Mayor, Felix Chuchon, Shortly Before his Assassination. Ayacucho, Peru, 1982. Carlos Dominguez

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