This book, Land, Power, and Poverty, explores the development of the rigid and unequal structures of rural Central American society and the role in the conflicts of five governments of the region Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
1. Introduction: Agrarian Transformation and Political Conflict Part I: Agrarian Transformation 2. Agrarian Transformation Before 1950 3. The Postwar Transformation of Central American Agriculture 4. Agrarian Transformation and Rural Economic Security Part II: Political Conflict 5. Guatemala: From Reform to a Reign of Terror 6. Costa Rica and Honduras: The Limitations of Reform 7. El Salvador: From Obstruction to Civil War 8. Nicaragua: From Obstruction to Revolution 9. Conclusion: Land, Power, and Poverty 10. Epilogue