Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in Nicaragua

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Mar 15, 1996 - History - 218 pages
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This book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza's Nicaraguan government in July of 1979. Mark Everingham offers personal accounts from members of the elite class, to determine the factors that led them to join the popular class in support of the Sandinista uprising.
 

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Contents

The Nicaraguan Revolution in Perspective
3
2 Theories of Revolution and Revolutionary Coalitions
14
3 Defining the Dynasty and Changing Elite Relations 19501962
44
4 Business Politics and AgroIndustrialization 19631972
59
Land Labor and Opposition
86
6 The Political Roots of CrossClass Cooperation 19731977
110
7 The Alliance of Convenience and Necessity 19781980
138
8 Conclusions and Reflections
177
Notes
191
References
197
Index
213
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Mark Everingham is associate professor of political science and global studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

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