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Woodward, Ralph Lee

Overview
Works: 47 works in 219 publications in 3 languages and 11,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Directories  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: F1436, 972.8
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Most widely held works about Ralph Lee Woodward
 
Most widely held works by Ralph Lee Woodward
Central America, a nation divided by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular text surveys the history of the Central American region, covering Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, from pre-Columbian times to the present. It emphasizes the common characteristics of the Central American states as well as their potential for political union. Now completely updated, the third edition of Central America: A Nation Divided encompasses the significant new research and tumultuous events that have taken place since the last edition was published. The text now includes coverage of the civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, as well as the restoration of peace to the region under the Central American peace accords. It also recounts and analyzes the substantial changes that have occurred in the economic and social arenas as Central American states have turned increasingly to neoliberal policies that emphasize the private sector and the development of exports while reducing government entitlement programs. Students will find this text enormously helpful for sorting through the vast amounts of significant research that has been written and compiled in the past decade
Central America : historical perspectives on the contemporary crises by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicaragua by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Salvador by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafael Carrera and the emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871 by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caudillismo, the personality cult of the "great man," has been a primary catalyst in Central American politics since the Spanish Conquest. In Guatemala, where this passion for charismatic and forceful leaders is especially strong. Rafael Carrera is unrivaled in the length of his domination and the depth of his popularity. Based on extensive research in Central American archives, this monumental, revisionist narrative provides the most balanced and detailed account to date of Carrera's times and of his conservative legacy. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr., explains the political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances that preceded and then facilitated Carrera's ascendancy and also shows how Carrera in turn fomented changes that persisted long after his death and far beyond the borders of Guatemala. An illiterate drifter of mixed blood, Rafael Carrera began his rise to power in 1837, on the eve of a conservative backlash against years of liberal rule in Guatemala. For more than a decade reforms aimed at rapid modernization and development had chipped away at the country's old Spanish institutions and customs - alienating and finally galvanizing the country's creole patriarchy, the Catholic Church, and the devout, tradition-bound peasantry. Carrera first led a small revolt in a mountainous rural district of eastern Guatemala, and as similar isolated uprisings escalated into a bloody, full-scale, reactionary revolution, he advanced quickly through the insurgents' ranks. A brilliant military strategist and tactician and an intuitive problem solver, Carrera knew how to charm people even as he exploited them, and he regarded brutality as a legitimate political tool. By 1839, at age twenty-five, he commanded the Guatemalan army; he was to remain the dominant caudillo on the isthmus, almost without interruption, until his death in 1865. Woodward establishes Carrera as an aberration of regional politics. He emerged from the revolution as something of a rural populist, able to mobilize Indians, Ladinos, and other segments of society that were disdained and feared by elites of all political leanings. His sway over the common people forced the elite factions to lay aside political differences in the interest of preserving their social status. Carrera himself thrived amid the resulting intrigue and ideological bickering, so secure at home that he often sent troops into neighboring countries to oust liberal elements. In this context of turmoil, Woodward traces many of Central America's present-day characteristics to Carrera's time: the region's reputation for economic and political instability, its minimal contributions to hemispheric trade, the prevalence of self-interest in politics, the dismaying similarities of liberal and conservative rhetoric and tactics, shortsighted alliances and agreements with foreign powers, and the rise of a powerful and arbitrary military class. Contradicting widely held notions, Woodward presents evidence that Guatemala enjoyed stable growth and an increase in agricultural exports during Carrera's reign. In addition, Woodward reassesses Carrera's administrative capabilities as well as the effects of his attitude of benign neglect toward his lower-class constituencies. Conveying the full sweep of events during the tumultuous first half-century of Central American independence, yet encyclopedic in rendering details of everyday life, this is a landmark work in the history of the Americas
Belize by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positivism in Latin America, 1850-1900: Are order and progress reconcilable? by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class privilege and economic development: the Consulado de Comercio of Guatemala, 1793-1871 by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemala by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicaragua by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here and there in Mexico : the travel writings of Mary Ashley Townsend by Mary Ashley Townsend( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Ashley Townsend was a novelist, newspaper columnist, and poet laureate of New Orleans who made several trips to Mexico with her daughter Cora during the last two decades of the 19th century. She collected her impressions of many aspects of life in that country - flora, fauna, architecture, people at work and play, fashion, society, food - and wrote about them during a time when few women engaged in solo travel, much less the pursuit of travel writing. Here and There in Mexico makes new contributions to the field of Latin American studies and to the travel literature genre, both as a primary source for historians and as a well-written account of a southern woman's impressions of Mexico during a crucial period in that country's development"--Page 4 of cover
"Political economy" in Guatemala by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to Don Bernardo de Gálvez : royal patents and an epic ballad honoring the Spanish Governor of Louisiana by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central America : historical perspectives on revolution and reaction by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Guatemala by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Guatemala briefly synthesizes the exciting history of Guatemala from its ancient Maya heritage to the present. Based on nearly a half-century of research on the history of this Central American republic, the work highlights the political, economic, and social evolution of Guatemala, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With keen insight into the struggle for economic and social development since national independence in 1821, Woodward offers a new interpretation of the country's past and present
Privilegio de clase y desarrollo económico : Guatemala 1793 a 1871 by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social revolution in Guatemala : the Carrera revolt by Ralph Lee Woodward( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Consulado de Comercio of Guatemala, 1793-1871 by Ralph Lee Woodward( )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research guide to Central America and the Caribbean( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belize by Peggy Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Central America, a nation divided
Alternative Names
Lee Woodward, Ralph

Lee-Woodward, Ralph 1934-

Woodward Jr., Ralph Lee

Woodward Junior, Ralph Lee

Woodward, Ralph L.

Woodward, Ralph L. 1934-

Woodward, Ralph L. Jr

Woodward, Ralph Lee 1934- Jr

Woodward, Ralph Lee 1934- jun

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English (163)

Spanish (17)

French (1)

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Central America : historical perspectives on the contemporary crisesRafael Carrera and the emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871Here and there in Mexico : the travel writings of Mary Ashley TownsendA short history of GuatemalaBelize