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Shattered hope : the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

Author: Piero Gleijeses
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no other Central American country was U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, charges Piero Gleijeses. Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed on no single "convenient villain." "Extensively  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Gleijeses
ISBN: 0691078173 9780691078175 0691025568 9780691025568
OCLC Number: 22184035
Description: xviii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : witnesses --
The era of Ubico --
The presidency of Juan José Arévalo --
The death of Francisco Arana --
The election of Jacobo Arbenz --
The United States and Arévalo : Arévalo's sins --
The United States and Arévalo : the U.S. response --
The world of Jacobo Arbenz --
The agrarian reform --
The revolutionary forces --
The "Christian" opposition --
The international conspiracy against Guatemala --
The Caracas conference --
The agony of the regime --
The fall of Arbenz --
Conclusion --
The fate of the defeated.
Responsibility: Piero Gleijeses.
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Offers an account of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America. This book analyses the tragic destruction of that revolution. It states that in no other Central American  Read more...

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