Patriarch and Folk: The Emergence of Nicaragua, 1798-1858

Patriarch and Folk: The Emergence of Nicaragua, 1798-1858

by E. Bradford Burns

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Patriarch and Folk: The Emergence of Nicaragua, 1798-1858 by E. Bradford Burns

Burns shows how Nicaragua's elite was able to consolidate control of the state and form a stable government, but at the same time began the destruction of the rich folk culture of the Indians, eventually reducing them to an impoverished and powerless agrarian proletariat. He provides valuable insight into Nicaraguan society of the time, of both the elite and the folk, including a perceptive section on the status and activities of women and the family in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674731592
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter Gmbh US SR
Publication date: 02/19/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. City-States: Rivalry Begets Anarchy

Vision

Division

Anarchy

Penury and Plenitude

II. Father: The Patriarchal Nature of Society

Patriarchy

Haciendas, Plantations, and Ranches

The Premodern City

Education and Intellectuals

The Limits of Patriarchy

III. Folk: The Popular Nature of Society

An Attitude

A Community

"The Right to Live"

Distance and Deference

Resistance and Rebellion

IV. Fatherland: Foreign Intervention and the Incipient Nation-State

The Threat

The Reaction

"The Sweet Name of the Fatherland"

Foundations of the Nation-State

Radical Discontinuity

Chronology

Notes

Index

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