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A brief history of Central America

Author: Lynn V Foster
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView 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 examines 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: 9780816066711 081606671X
OCLC Number: 72161924
Description: xiii, 338 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.
Responsibility: Lynn V. Foster.

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Explores the history of the Central American isthmus from the pre-Columbian cultures to the contemporary nations that make up the region: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,  Read more...

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"The narrative is clear...Foster manages to capture the essence of the history of the region and provides an important building block for what...will be a budding field of research." - Choice Read more...

 
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