Brigadista : harvest and war in Nicaragua : eyewitness accounts of North American volunteers working in Nicaragua

Title

Brigadista : harvest and war in Nicaragua : eyewitness accounts of North American volunteers working in Nicaragua

Author(s)

Jeff Jones

Role

Edited by Jeff Jones.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Every year more than 1,000 North Americans travel to Nicaragua to volunteer their labor. These "brigadistas," as they are called, spend between two weeks and three months as volunteer agricultural workers harvesting coffee and rice side-by-side with Nicaraguans. Brigadista presents, in their own words, some of these volunteers' experiences and the feelings these experiences generated. The author captures and conveys these experiences and feelings through interviews, articles, journal entries, photos, and descriptive pieces written by the volunteers. What emerges is an important first-hand account of Nicaragua, its people and its politics.

ISBN

9780030052132

Publication Date

1-1-1986

Publication Information

Jones, Jeff, Brigadista: harvest and war in Nicaragua: eyewitness accounts of North American volunteers working in Nicaragua. New York : Praeger, 1986.

Rights

Copyright: Praeger, 1986.