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Speaking of El Salvador

ching-bookDuring the 20th century, El Salvador suffered from one of the longest periods of military rule and political domination in the Americas, beginning with the 1931 coup against the democratically-elected Arturo Aurajo, and culminating in a bloody civil war that lasted from 1979 to 1992.  In his book, In Authoritarian El Salvador: Politics and the Origins of the Military Regimes, 1880-1940, Furman history professor Erik Ching examines this history of authoritarian governance in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Dr. Ching was recently interviewed by the New Books Network for a podcast that was posted on the Latin American Studies website.

Last updated February 13, 2015
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