Power in the Isthmus: A Political History of Modern Central America

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Verso, 1988 - History - 691 pages
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In this book, the most comprehensive analysis of Central America ever to be published, James Dunkerley provides a detailed account of the history of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica and a series of authoritative studies of their national political systems. Written in a fluent and accessible style, the text is supported by a wealth of charts and statistical data making Power in the Isthmus an essential work of reference.

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One of the few history's of Central America in English that does not simply look at everything through the prism of the United States. This books takes the inhabitants of the isthmus as actual actors of consequence in their own history. Read full review

Contents

The Oligarchy in Control 191030
55
Autocratic Retrenchment
85
Crisis and Intervention
115
Copyright

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James Dunkerley is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, University of London, and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas. His books include Rebellion in the Veins, Power in the Isthmus and The Long War, all published by Verso.

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