Role of the Peasantry in Changing the Latin American Sociopolitical Structure Essay by The Research Group

Role of the Peasantry in Changing the Latin American Sociopolitical Structure
An examination of how several writers portray the role of the poor and indigenous peasantry in the postcolonial Latin American era.
# 24333 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (General)


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Examines how several writers portray the role of the poor, indigenous peasantry in the postcolonial Latin American era. Contends that although the poor were more free, they still had little economic or sociopolitical opportunities. Challenges of polstcolonial period. Popular revolts. Role of the elite & liberal leaders and their desire to keep power.

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"This study will examine how five writers portray the role of the poor indigenous peasantry in the changing sociopolitical structure of Latin American nations in the postcolonial era. In general, the authors agree that while the indigenous peasantry did see some betterment of their sociopolitical positions, whatever improvement or reform came was far from what they might have hoped would come with liberation from colonial power. For the most part, the poor were more free, but with little opportunity economically or sociopolitically to take advantage if that freedom. This concern of each of the authors will be the central focus of this study: the changes in the economic and sociopolitical situations of the poor indigenous peasantry, and the nature of their integration as colonialism fell away as the dominant force holding society together and defining the..."

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