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and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement$
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Sharon Erickson Nepstad

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195169232

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195169239.001.0001

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Leadership and the Formation of Solidarity

Leadership and the Formation of Solidarity

(p.53) Chapter 3 Leadership and the Formation of Solidarity
Convictions of the Soul

Sharon Erickson Nepstad (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the leadership ability of missionaries in the Central American solidarity movement. Missionaries were entrepreneurial in their ability to use their organizing skills, cultural knowledge, and institutional connections to bring together people from various regions and social strata. They were effective leaders in the movement because they were bilingual and bicultural, had moral credibility, and had ties to networks in both North America and Central America.

Keywords:   Central America, missionaries, leadership, solidarity movement

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