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The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Miguel La Serna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Peru's indigenous peoples played a key role in the tortured tale of Shining Path guerrillas from the 1960s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. The villagers of Chuschi and Huaychao, ... More


Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Jaymie Heilman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1980 to 1992, Maoist Shining Path rebels, Peruvian state forces, and Andean peasants waged a bitter civil war that left some 69,000 people dead. Using archival research and oral interviews, this ... More


To Cross the River: Initial Peasant Support for Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Inicio de la Lucha Armada (ILA, Initiation of the Armed Struggle)—the burning of the ballot boxes and administrative center in Chuschi on 17 May 1980— marked the first episode of the Shining Path ... More


To Defend the Mountaintop: Initial Peasant Resistance to Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the counterrebellion in Huaychao, which symbolized the indigenous peasants' violent rejection of the guerrillas and altered the historical trajectory of the community, region, ... More


Abandoned Again: 1978 Onward

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the re-emergence of the politics of abandon in Ayacucho, Peru, in 1978. It suggests that General Juan Velasco Alvarado's ouster and the military government's decision to ... More


Introduction

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the Partido Comunista del Perú-Por el Sendero Luminoso de Mariátegui or the Maoist Shining Path (PCP-SL) in ... More


Conclusion

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the Maoist Shining Path (PCP-SL) in rural Ayacucho, Peru, during the period from 1895 to 1980. It suggests that the emergence of ... More


To Turn the Corner: After Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The political violence in Ayacucho, Peru affected the lives of indigenous peasants in a number of ways. Those who originally supported Shining Path faced a daily threat of attacks by state ... More


Introduction

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ayacucho is the epicenter of a civil war between 1980 and 2000 that claimed the lives of 69,000. Chuschi, a village in Ayacucho, served as an early stronghold for the Shining Path guerrilla and the ... More


Small Towns and Giant Hells: The Politics of Abandon in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1919

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of the politics of abandon in the small towns of Ayacucho, Peru, during the period from 1859 to 1919. It explains that the campesinos of Luricocha faced violent ... More


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