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Paperback Matanza Book

ISBN: 1880684047

ISBN13: 9781880684047


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This authoritative account of the matanza narrates the circumstances leading up to the 1932 communist revolt in El Salvador, a pivotal event in Central American history. It investigates the proximate and underlying causes of the conflict and follows the progression of the rebellion and subsequent slaughter (matanza) of thousands of peasants, even those merely suspected of participating in the uprising. It provides a vivid, detailed chronicle of the...

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An ESSENTIAL investigation of a devastating event

The author's effort shines through in this work as someone genuinely concerned for the welfare of people. I say people as a general term because Anderson puts this horrific event into a context that shows how relevant it was and still is for humankind as a whole. The people of El Salvador suffered greatly in the 80's and 90's, but there was a precursory event 50 years before that was even in scope.
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