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Reinterpreting the Banana Republic: Region and State in Honduras, 1870-1972 Hardcover – January 20, 1997


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"A new interpretation of modern Honduran history. . . . Provocative."--American Historical Review

"A major contribution to the national historiography of Honduras. The history of the region cannot be understood apart from its links to the rest of Honduras or the United States. Indeed, one of Euraques's greatest gifts is showing that the Caribbean coast, typically considered an enclave, had direct and influential ties to the rest of the country."--Latin American Research Review

"A meaningful contribution to the literature on Honduras of interest to Central American specialists and to scholars studying questions of state building and economic development."--Choice

"Reinterpreting the Banana Republic reexamines the development of Honduran government institutions from the vantage point of diverse regions within the country. Especially strong is the finely documented analysis of the North Coast. By showing how a local bourgeoisie, working class, and peasantry emerged in the pores of the banana economy, built their own local institutions in the process, and finally became national political forces after World War II, Euraque defeats on its own turf the Banana Republic thesis, which has been so prominent in Honduran historiography. This big interpretive work, rigorously constructed from a wide range of archival sources, is the long-awaited foundation history for Honduras. It will spawn more scholarly research on the country and will integrate Honduras more thoroughly into the debates on ethnicity, state formation, agrarian structures, and national ideology that have intensified in recent years."--Robert G. Williams, author of States and Social Evolution --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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A new interpretation of modern Honduran history. . . . Provocative.--American Historical Review|A major contribution to the national historiography of Honduras. The history of the region cannot be understood apart from its links to the rest of Honduras or the United States. Indeed, one of Euraques's greatest gifts is showing that the Caribbean coast, typically considered an enclave, had direct and influential ties to the rest of the country.--Latin American Research Review|Reinterpreting the Banana Republic reexamines the development of Honduran government institutions from the vantage point of diverse regions within the country. Especially strong is the finely documented analysis of the North Coast. By showing how a local bourgeoisie, working class, and peasantry emerged in the pores of the banana economy, built their own local institutions in the process, and finally became national political forces after World War II, Euraque defeats on its own turf the Banana Republic thesis, which has been so prominent in Honduran historiography. This big interpretive work, rigorously constructed from a wide range of archival sources, is the long-awaited foundation history for Honduras. It will spawn more scholarly research on the country and will integrate Honduras more thoroughly into the debates on ethnicity, state formation, agrarian structures, and national ideology that have intensified in recent years.--Robert G. Williams, author of States and Social Evolution|A meaningful contribution to the literature on Honduras of interest to Central American specialists and to scholars studying questions of state building and economic development.--Choice
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  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807822981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807822982
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,723,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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