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Thanks to God and the Revolution: The Oral History of a Nicaraguan Family

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Winner of the 1991 Chicago Women in Publishing Award

In a restaurant in Estelí, Nicaragua, Dianne Walta Hart, a visiting American scholar, and Marta Lopez, member of a Nicaraguan women's organization, began to talk of the Sandinista revolution and of the changes it had brought, especially for women. Their conversation was to continue at intervals over the next four years; it expanded to include Marta's mother, Doña María, her sister, Leticia, and her brother, Omar, a Sandinista soldier. From these conversations has come the powerful and moving oral history of a Nicaraguan family in the twentieth century: a testimonial by ordinary people caught up in civil strife and living in a country devastated by war and inflation.

Laying bare the inner workings of the Lopez family, Dianne Walta Hart evokes a picture of a close-knit and loving family. Tracing their story from the years of repression and guerrilla activity under Somoza through an era of personal and political revolution in the 1970s and 1980s, she shows people persevering against every kind of adversity.

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Liberation theology is often characterized as a that its emergence can only be understood in terms of a 500-year history of covert resistance by Central America's poor in and through their religious traditions. Another slice-of-life in the struggle to dissect the Nicaraguan revolution. A visiting American scholar talks with three women and a man about their involvement in and suffering through the political changes of the past decades. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Diana Walta Hart is senior instructor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Oregon State University, Corvallis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299126100
Author:
Hart, Dianne W.
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Hart, Dianne Walta
Location:
Madison, Wis. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
Nicaragua
Subject:
Family -- Nicaragua -- Estelâi -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Estelâi
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Nicaragua History Revolution, 1979.
Subject:
World History-Central America
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 25
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.37x6.33x.95 in. 1.36 lbs.

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