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Author Horton, Lynn, 1964- author

Title Peasants in arms : war and peace in the mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994 / Lynn Horton
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Center For International Studies, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (398 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Research in International Studies, Latin America Series ; Number 30
Research in international studies. Latin America series ; no. 30
Contents List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Agricultural Frontier; Chapter 3 The Sandinista Revolution; Chapter 4 Rise of the MILPAs; Chapter 5 Retreat of the Revolution; Chapter 6 Peasants in Arms; Chapter 7 Life in the War Zone; Chapter 8 Sandinistas Regain Ground; Chapter 9 Rural Instability Continues; Chapter 10 Conclusion; Appendix A Methodology; Appendix B Interview Guide; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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 Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants in Arms details the role of local elites in organizing the first anti-Sandinista uprising in 1980 and their subsequent rise to positions of field command in the contras. Lynn Horton explores the internal factors that led a majority of peasants to turn
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.
Milicia Popular Anti-Sandinista (Nicaragua)
Counterrevolutions -- Nicaragua -- Quilalí (Municipio) -- History.
Peasants -- Nicaragua -- Quilalí (Municipio) -- Social conditions.
Nicaragua -- History -- 1979-1990.
Nicaragua -- History -- 1990-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0896804127 (e-book)
9780896804128 (e-book)