Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975-1991

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John Young
Cambridge University Press, Apr 20, 2006 - History - 292 pages
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Almost unnoticed, in the wake of the overthrow of Emperor Haile-Selassie, the coming to power of the military, and the ongoing independence struggle in Eritrea, a band of students launched an insurrection from the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. Calling themselves the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), they built close relations with Tigray's poverty-stricken peasants and on this basis liberated the province in 1989, and formed an ethnic-based coalition of opposition forces that assumed state power in 1991. This book chronicles that history and focuses in particular on the relationship of the revolutionaries with Ethiopia's peasants.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
theoretical directions
16
2 Historical and social background
38
3 Tigray on the eve of insurrection
65
19751978
92
19781985
118
6 Triumph 19851991
145
7 TPLF and the peasants
172
8 Conclusion
197
Notes
217
Bibliography
248
Index
266
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