Rafael Carrera (1814-1865) ruled Guatemala from about 1839 until his death. Among Central America's many political strongmen, he is unrivaled in the length of his domination and the depth of his popularity. This "life and times" biography explains the political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances that preceded and then facilitated Carrera's ascendancy and shows how Carrera in turn fomented changes that persisted long after his death and far beyond the borders of Guatemala.
Author: Ralph Lee Woodward Jr. Publisher: University of Georgia Press Published: 05/15/2008 Pages: 648 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.98lbs Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 1.31d ISBN: 9780820330655
About the Author RALPH LEE WOODWARD JR. is the Joe and Teresa Long Professor of Social Science at Tarleton State University. His books include A Short History of Guatemala and Central America, a Nation Divided.