Harvesting change : labor and agrarian reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990

Title

Harvesting change : labor and agrarian reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990

Author(s)

Laura J. Enriquez

Role

Laura J. Enriquez.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

One of the principal aims of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was to end the exploitation of the rural poor. But its attempts to promote balanced economic development and redistribute agricultural resources created labor shortages that threatened the country's economic lifeline. New employment opportunities created through agrarian reform upset the delicate balance developed in pre-revolution years to meet the labor requirements of Nicaragua's two key crops, cotton and coffee. Laura Enriquez studied this problem extensively while working in Nicaragua between 1982 and 1989, and in Harvesting Change she provides a unique analysis of the dilemmas of reform in an agrarian society.

ISBN

9780807819579

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Publication Information

Enriquez, Laura J., Harvesting change: labor and agrarian reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1991.

Rights

Copyright: University of North Carolina Press, c1991.