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A Brief History of Central America

From ancient glories to current headlines: a comprehensive history of Central America.


Central America is a tiny region, broken into seven even smaller nations. More than 5 million North Americans vi… (See Below for Full Description)
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From ancient glories to current headlines: a comprehensive history of Central America.

Central America is a tiny region, broken into seven even smaller nations. More than 5 million North Americans visit these countries every year, exploring Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Belize, discovering the rain forests of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, snorkeling in Honduras, and cruising through the Panama Canal.

Written for a general audience, A Brief History of Central America focuses on the political events and cultural patterns that have shaped the region. Special themes, such as the causes of unity and disunity on the isthmus and the economic pressures on the rain forest from farming and tourism, are developed throughout the book. Coverage of the history of the region is up to date with new developments, including the continued struggle in the aftermath of the civil wars, the impact of the free trade agreement signed with the United States, and recent elections.

Coverage includes:
  • The Land and Its First Peoples
  • The Spanish Conquest
  • Life in the Colony
  • The Federation of Central America
  • The Making of the Coffee Republics
  • Challenge to the Old Order
  • Civil Wars
  • The Challenge of Peace and Democracy.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-7332-0
ISBN-10 816073325
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Brief History
Author Lynn V. Foster
Publication Date 9/1/2007
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications 58 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 9 maps. Index. Bibliography. Suggested reading. Chronology. Basic facts. Sidebars. 16 tables.
Available Formats Print

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