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Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central America

Robert G. Williams


Before social unrest shook the region in the 1970s, Central America experienced more than a decade of rapid export growth by adding cotton and beef to the traditional coffee and bananas. This book shows how the rapid growth contributed to the present social and political crisis, examines the causes of the export boom and who benefited from it, and shows the impact of the boom on land use, the ecology, and the conditions of life in the rural areas.

Keywords: social unrest, Central America, rapid export growth, cotton, beef, coffee, bananas, political crisis, export boom, land use

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780807841549
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469615882_Williams


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Williams, author