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.
|Publisher:||Walter de Gruyter Gmbh US SR|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
I. City-States: Rivalry Begets Anarchy
Penury and Plenitude
II. Father: The Patriarchal Nature of Society
Haciendas, Plantations, and Ranches
The Premodern City
Education and Intellectuals
The Limits of Patriarchy
III. Folk: The Popular Nature of Society
"The Right to Live"
Distance and Deference
Resistance and Rebellion
IV. Fatherland: Foreign Intervention and the Incipient Nation-State
"The Sweet Name of the Fatherland"
Foundations of the Nation-State