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Coffee and Power

Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674136496

Publication Date: 01/13/1998


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 figures, 11 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Social Origins of the Central American Crisis
    • 1. Revolution and the Coffee Elite
    • 2. Class and Class Relations
  • II. History and Memory: The Crisis of the 1930s
    • 3. Farabundo Martí and the Failure of Revolutionary Socialism
    • 4. Manuel Mora and the Rise of Euro-Communism
    • 5. Augusto César Sandino and the Failure of Revolutionary Nationalism
  • III. Narratives of Class: The Crisis of the 1980s
    • 6. Agro-Industrialists versus Agrarians in El Salvador
    • 7. Democracy and Anti-Communism in Costa Rica
    • 8. Neo-Liberalism and Agro-Industry in Costa Rica
    • 9. Liberty and the Contra in Nicaragua
  • IV. Social Transformation and Elite Narrative, 1979–1992
    • 10. Democracy and Revolution
    • 11. From Liberalism to Neo-Liberalism
  • Appendix A: Marriages and Descendents of Children of James Hill and Dolores Bernal Nájera
  • Appendix B: Selection of the Interview Population
  • Notes
  • Index

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