PATRIARCH AND FOLK. THE EMERGENCE OF NICARAGUA 1798-1858
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Very Good
Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press. 1991. 1st edition. x+307pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good, clean copy with a very good, slightly shelfworn, dust jacket. *"The painful sixty-year process that brought Nicaragua from colonial status to incipient nation-state is the focus of this fresh examination of inner struggle in a key isthmian country. E. Bradford Burns shows how Nicaragua's elite was able to consolidate control of the state and form a stable government, resolving the bitter rivalry between the two cities Leon and Granada, 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."...dj.