The regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956

Title

The regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956

Author(s)

Knut Walter

Role

Knut Walter.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

To many observers, Anastasio Somoza, who ruled Nicaragua from 1936 until his assassination in 1956, personified the worst features of a dictator. While not dismissing these characteristics, Knut Walter argues that the regime was in fact more notable for its achievement of stability, economic growth, and state building than for its personalistic and dictatorial features. Using a wide range of sources in Nicaraguan archives, Walter focuses on institutional and structural developments to explain how Somoza gained and consolidated power.

ISBN

9780807821060

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Publication Information

Walter, Knut, The regime of Anastasio Somoza, 1936-1956. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1993.

Rights

Copyright: University of North Carolina Press, c1993.