Barrios in Arms: Revolution in Santo Domingo

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, May 15, 1970 - History - 240 pages
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Sociologist Josť A. Moreno was doing fieldwork in Santo Domingo when the revolution broke out in April 1965. For four months he lived in the rebel zone of the city, where he helped with the organization of medical clinics and food distribution centers. His activities brought him into daily contact with top leaders of the rebel forces, members of political organizations, commando groups of young men from the barrios of Santo Domingo, and ordinary citizens in the neighborhood. His eye-witness account is augmented by his professional analysis of the rebels-their backgrounds, personalities, ideologies, and expectations. He also focuses on the social processes that brought cohesiveness to the divergent rebel groups as their faced a common enemy.
 

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Contents

1 Participant Observation in a Revolution
3
2 Background of the Revolution
14
3 The Political Organization
22
4 The Paramilitary Organization
46
5 The Civic Organization
65
6 Characteristics of the Rebels
85
7 The Ideologies of the Revolution
98
8 Interest Groups Political Parties and Formal Ideologies
114
12 Conflict and Conflict Resolution
179
13 Conclusion
189
Chronology of Events
197
Main Actors in the Dominican Crisis
202
Rebel Military Officers
210
Dominican Leaders and Other Observers Interviewed
211
Commandos and Other Military Posts
213
Organizations Referred to in the Text
217

9 A Typology of Rebels
133
10 The Emergence of Leadership
148
11 The Role of Informal Organizations
173

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Josť A. Moreno is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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