PAT RI C IA ALVA REN GA completed her Ph.D. at the UniversityofWiscon-
sin, Madison. She teaches history at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
and is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Hist6ricas of the Uni-
versity of Costa Rica. Her research has ranged from studies of colonial Costa
Rican history to a book-length study of repression and politics in E1 Salvador:
Cultura y etica de la violencia: El Salvador, I880-I932.
BAR Rye A R R teaches Latin American history at La Trobe University in Mel-
bourne, Australia. He received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from
Oxford University. He has researched and written on labor and agrarian his-
tory in twentieth-century Mexico and Cuba and on the history of the Latin
American Left. His books include El movimiento obrero y la politica en Mexico
I9IO-I929; Marxism and Communism in Twentieth-Century Mexico and (with
Steve Ellner) The Latin American Left: From the Fall of Allende to Perestroika.
He is currently researching the history of work and workers in the Cuban sugar
industry from 1910 to 1935 and the development of cross-border worker and
union networks in Mexico, the United States and Canada from 1900 to 1997.
J U LIE A. C H A R LIP received her Ph.D. from the University of California,
Los Angeles. She teaches Latin American history at Whitman College. Her
research focuses on the social, economic, and political impact of the expan-
sion of coffee production, and such related areas as land tenure and peasants, in
Nicaragua during the nineteenth century.
A v I V A C HOM SKY is an associate professor of history at Salem State College
in Massachusetts. She has also worked as an assistant professor at Bates Col-
lege in Maine. She received her Ph.D. in history at the University of California,
Berkeley, and is the author of West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Com-
pany in Costa Rica, I87o-I940. Her current research explores social and cultural
aspects of US. involvement in Cuba and Haiti in the early twentieth century.
DAR i 0 A. E U R A QUE is originally from Honduras and received his Ph.D.
in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in
1990. He is now an associate professor of history at Trinity College, Hart-
ford. Euraque's main area of research is late nineteenth- and twentieth-century
Honduras in a comparative context. He has published articles on modern Hon-
duran history in journals in the United States, Honduras, and throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean. He is the author of Reinterpreting the Banana