The Roots of Current Violence: Historical Comparative Perspectives on El Salvador, Jamaica, and Belize, 1500–1980

@inproceedings{WarneckeBerger2019TheRO,
  title={The Roots of Current Violence: Historical Comparative Perspectives on El Salvador, Jamaica, and Belize, 1500–1980},
  author={Hannes Warnecke-Berger},
  year={2019}
}
In a comparative historical analysis, this chapter shows that violence developed in three different paths in Central America and the Caribbean. Initially, oligarchies came to power through monopolizing landed property. These oligarchies blocked the subalterns’ access to economic surplus. This created particular opportunities for vertical violence. The chapter shows in the case of El Salvador that although vertical violence erupted in the 1930s and the 1970s and 1980s, horizontal violence is… Expand