Inevitable Revolutions

The United States in Central America

Walter LaFeber (Author, Cornell University)

Overview | Inside the Book

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica are five small countries, and yet no other part of the world is more important to the US.

This book explains the history of US/Central American relations, explaining why these countries have remained so overpopulated, illiterate and violent; and why US government notions of economic and military security combine to keep in place a system of Central American dependency. This second edition is updated to include new material covering the Reagan and Bush years, and the Iran/Contra affair.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 1993
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30964-5
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 464 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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