This book examines Guatemala's history and the principal aspects of the country's faction-tom society. It explains the problems—and their consistently violent manifestations—that have attended the course of the country's social, economic, and political development.
1. Introduction 2. Land and People 3. The Social Structure and Culture 4. Development as a Nation: 1523–1944 5. The Revolution of 1944 and Its Consequences 6. Government and Politics Since 1944 7. The Economy 8. Development Schemes and Policies 9. Guatemala's Changing International Position 10. Conclusion