The Carrera Revolt and 'Hybrid Warfare' in Nineteenth-Century Central America

Authors: Visoni-Alonzo, Gilmar E.

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  • Provides a new perspective on the Rafael Carrera Revolt of 1837
  • Illustrates Carrera's distinct approach to warfare that combined guerrilla tactics with conventional operations
  • Argues that this 'hybrid warfare' enabled Carrera to establish control over Guatemala
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This book provides a novel analysis of the military campaign of Rafael Carrera during the popular insurrection of 1837-1840 in Guatemala. Over the course of three years Carrera, a semi-literate farmer, and his army of peasants established Conservative control over Guatemala and accelerated the disintegration of the Central American Federation. Although Carrera’s rise has been analyzed from a political and socio-economic perspective, the present work shows that Carrera’s vertiginous success is the product of a peculiar and misunderstood approach to warfare that combines guerrilla recruiting practices and rural insurgency logistics with conventional combat tactics and operations. Gilmar Visoni-Alonzo argues that Carrera’s hybrid warfare was made possible because of the conditions created by the militarization of Latin American society following the administrative reforms of the Bourbon monarchy in the late eighteenth century. The concept of hybrid warfare is offered as an alternative model to understand the success of other insurgencies.

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Gilmar Visoni-Alonzo is Associate Professor at Queensborough Community College (City University of New York), USA. He is also the co-author of The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe: A Revision.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Carrera Revolt and 'Hybrid Warfare' in Nineteenth-Century Central America
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58341-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58341-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58340-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86382-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 107
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