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The History of Central America : Palgrave Essential Histories Series - Thomas Lee Pearcy

The History of Central America

Palgrave Essential Histories Series

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Published: 1st December 2006
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Central America is an extraordinarily beautiful part of the world, with sweeping panoramic vistas of tropical vegetation, towering mountains, and striking ethnic and racial diversity. This tropical paradise has a history as diverse as its people and cultures. Pearcy begins with the Maya in ancient Mesoamerica, then moves on to discuss European contact and the subsequent subjugation of the people of Central America by the Spaniards during the Colonial period. The book also covers the National period, independence movements, and the subsequent development of independent, sovereign Central American nations. It concludes with a look at the mid-twentieth century, when the economies, governments, and populations of the seven republics had evolved so distinctly that each has its own unique set of challenges to deal with today.
Pearcy examines the development of each individual nation and the regional similarities that propelled or constrained that development.

Timeline of Events in Central American History
An Introduction to the Seven Nations of Central America
Central America
Early Roots of Modern Central America
From United Provinces to Independent States: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Panama: From Columbian Province to Occupied State
The United States and Central America
The Cold War I: Communism and ""Freedom Fighters""
Cold War II: Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama
Central America in the Twenty-First Century
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ISBN: 9781403962560
ISBN-10: 1403962561
Series: Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1