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Ladinos with Ladinos, Indians with Indians: Land, Labor, and Regional Ethnic Conflict in the Making of Guatemala

Rene Reeves


In the late 1830s an uprising of mestizos and Maya destroyed Guatemala's Liberal government for imposing reforms aimed at expanding the state, assimilating indigenous peoples, and encouraging commercial agriculture. Liberal partisans were unable to retake the state until 1871, but after they did, they successfully implemented their earlier reform agenda. In contrast to the late 1830s, they met only sporadic resistance. This book confronts this paradox of Guatemala's nineteenth century by focusing on the rural folk of the western highlands. The book links the area of study to the national level ... More

Keywords: late 1830s, uprising, mestizos, Maya, Guatemala, Liberal government, reforms, indigenous peoples, commercial agriculture, Liberal partisans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804752138
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rene Reeves, author