I have written this book with the conviction that knowledge of the historically changing character of social and political life in the region is necessary for understanding and explaining events and prospects in Central America. The purpose of this book is to provide a historical background to recent Central American social unrest, repression, and revolution to help readers engage in current arguments, claims, and debates in a critical and historically informed manner.
About the Author
Frederick Stirton Weaver is professor of economics and history at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His publications include the Inside the Volcano: History and Political Economy of Central America (Westview, 1994).