Revolution in the Countryside: Rural Conflict and Agrarian Reform in Guatemala, 1944-1954
Although most discussions of the Guatemalan "revolution" of 1944-54 focus on international and national politics, Revolution in the Countryside presents a more complex and integrated picture of this decade. Jim Handy examines the rural poor, both M
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