Peasants In Arms: War Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994 (Ohio RIS Latin America Series)

Peasants In Arms: War Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994 (Ohio RIS Latin America Series)❴Download❵ ➽ Peasants In Arms: War Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994 (Ohio RIS Latin America Series) Author Lynn Horton – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex combatants as well as pro Sandinista peasants this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of ui Drawing on testimonies Arms: War MOBI í from contra collaborators and ex combatants as well as pro Sandinista peasants this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of uilalĂ­ who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and euality and those who opposed the FSLN Peasants in Arms details the role of local elites in organizing the Peasants In PDF \ first anti Sandinista uprising in and their subseuent rise to positions of field command in the contras Lynn Horton explores the internal factors that led a majority of peasants to turn against the revolution and the ways in which the military draft and family and community pressures reinforced conflict and undermined mid decade FSLN policy shifts that attempted to win back peasant support. I came to a moment in my life when I realized that I didn't really know much about Nicaragua in the '80s and I decided that I wanted to rectify that Unlike my previous disastrous attempt to learn about labor relations in the post office tried really hard to finish; just couldn't do it this was a uite readable and easy to follow account of the thorny business of overthrowing a dictatorship and setting up a collective The research includes many interviews and specifically uses one rural village as its test point an account of the city bound Sandinistaanti Sandinista existence would make for a far different book and covers details of the overthrow of Samoza the subseuent Sandinista government MILPA and later contra counterattacks all with a focus on the opinions of the rural poor whose allegiances shifted all over the spectrum Although the writer clearly favors one side over the other a bit it comes out that every side made mistakes or often didn't forsee big things that changed the course of public opinion I got what I wanted a fuller picture of the decade and the struggles without having to go full metal researcher for months on end I'm sure there's a million details I haven't read I definitely went into skim mode any time they started discussing land redistribution andor farm co operative minutiae but I feel like I have at least a skeleton of information that I could later augment with further meat and muscle anecdotes Recommended as a non threatening modest sized introduction and well researched enough to be useful for a grad student I'm guessing A well balanced inside in the conflict that split a lot of people and families in Nicaragua but as well outside that country

Peasants In Arms: War Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua,
  • Paperback
  • 391 pages
  • Peasants In Arms: War Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994 (Ohio RIS Latin America Series)
  • Lynn Horton
  • English
  • 06 September 2016
  • 9780896802049