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A brief history of Central America

Author: Lynn V Foster
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the region spanning three thousand years of civilization and focusing on key events and broad cultural patterns. It concludes with an examination of the challenges facing Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn V Foster
ISBN: 0816039623 9780816039623
OCLC Number: 43246090
Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The land and its first peoples --
The Mayans and their neighbors --
The Spanish conquest : 1492-1541 --
Founding of the Kingdom of Guatemala : 1541-1570 --
Life in the colony --
The Bourbons and independence : 1700-1823 --
The federation of Central America : 1823-1839 --
Conservatives and foreign profiteers : 1840-1870 --
The making of the coffee republics :1870-1900 --
Dollar "diplomacy" and the dictators : 1898-1944 --
Challenge to the old order : 1944-1975 --
Civil wars : 1975-1996 --
The challenge of peace and democracy --
Appendices: Guatemala : basic facts --
El Salvador : basic facts --
Honduras : basic facts --
Nicaragua : basic facts --
Costa Rica : basic facts --
Panama : basic facts --
Belize : basic facts --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Lynn V. Foster.

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