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The time of freedom : campesino workers in Guatemala's October Revolution

Author: Cindy Forster
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2001] ©2001
Series: Pitt Latin American series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cindy Forster s insightful work reveals the critical role played by the rural poor in organizing and sustaining Guatemala s national revolution of 1944-1954."

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Forster, Cindy, 1957-
Time of freedom
(DLC) 2001003297
(OCoLC)47099456
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Forster
ISBN: 9780822973942 0822973944
OCLC Number: 887803534
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 287 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. The meanings of dictatorship --
2. "We were like slaves" : race, poverty, and gender in San Marcos --
3. Birth of the revolution --
4. Banana workers and the United Fruit Company in Tiquisate --
5. Agrarian radicalism in San Marcos, 1944-1952 --
6. Local struggles and land reform --
7. Elite backlash and revenge.
Series Title: Pitt Latin American series.
Responsibility: Cindy Forster.
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In contrast to many accounts that emphasize the top-down, urban-initiated nature of reforms, Forster places rural workers in the center of the political drama and demonstrates that they often were Read more...

 
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