Synopses & Reviews
"...an intelligent and sympathetic appreciation of the Salvadoran experience."
—American Historical Review
"Thomas Anderson has written an account that fills one of the many gaps in Salvadoran history. Anderson's explanation of the revolt makes sense; the chronicle of events is remarkably detailed . . . this volume will serve as the standard account of the uprising for a number of years to come."
—The Hispanic American Historical Review
" . . . Anderson's volume will be valuable to specialists and anyone interested in the 1932 uprising."
History of the 1932 slaughter in El Salvador.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Thomas Anderson, is the author of several books and articles, including War of the Dispossessed, and Politics in Central America. An Emeritus Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University, Anderson also has acted as a consultant to the State Department and Congressional Committees.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
I. The Political and Social Background
II. The Rise of the Left
III. The Election in Arturo Araujo
IV. Araujo's Presidency and the Coup of December 2
V. Martí Organizes the Masses
VI. The Communist Revolt Begins
VII. The Revolt in Juayúa and Nahuizalco
VIII. The Revolt in Other Areas
IX. The Attack on Sonsonate and the Repression
X. The Trial and Execution of Martí, Luna, and Zapata
XI. El Salvador since 1932
Map of San Salvador in 1932
Map of the main area of the revolt