Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Re-writing Guatemala's nineteenth century
  • The transformation of Mam Quezaltenango from culahá to independence
  • Disputing property : national politics and local ethnic conflict in the formation of a Guatemalan coffee zone
  • Debt, labor coercion, and the expansion of commercial agriculture
  • Intoxicating politics : gender, ethnicity and alcohol in the transition to liberal rule
  • From Ladino state to Ladino nation : the malformation of Guatemalan national identity
  • Popular insurrection, liberal reform, and nation-state formation : final reflections on Guatemala's nineteenth century.