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The History of Central America (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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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. Starting with the Maya in ancient Mesoamerica, the History of Central America continues with European contact and the subsequent subjugation of the people of Central America. Spaniards established and ruled their Central American empire during the Colonial period. This led to the National period, independence movements, and the subsequent development of independent, sovereign Central American nations. By the mid-20th century, 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.

Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Central America is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern NationS≪/i> series. With over 30 nations' histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Central American history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.

Book News Annotation:

Pearcy (history, Slippery Rock U., Pennsylvania) presents an up-to- date, concise, analytical history of the seven nations of Central America for students and interested laypeople. The text includes an introductory overview of the seven countries and of early Central America; the evolution of the countries from provinces held by other nations to independent entities; relations between the U.S. and the region; developments during the latter half of the 20th century; and Central America in the 21st century. The historical narrative is supplemented with a timeline of historical events, brief biographies of notable individuals in the region's history, a glossary of foreign language words and key concepts, and a bibliography for further reading.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Pearcy (history, Slippery Rock U., Pennsylvania) presents an up-to- date, concise, analytical history of the seven nations of Central America for students and interested laypeople. The text includes an introductory overview of the seven countries and of early Central America; the evolution of the countries from provinces held by other nations to independent entities; relations between the U.S. and the region; developments during the latter half of the 20th century; and Central America in the 21st century. The historical narrative is supplemented with a timeline of historical events, brief biographies of notable individuals in the region's history, a glossary of foreign language words and key concepts, and a bibliography for further reading. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 its cultures. Starting with the Maya in ancient Mesoamerica, the History of Central America continues with European contact and the the subjugation of the people of Central America. Spaniards eastablished and ruled their Central American empire during the Colonial period. That led to the National period, independence movements, and the subsequent development of independent, sovereign Central American nations. By the mid-20th century, 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. Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Central America is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series. With over 30 nations' histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Central American history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

Examines the histories of Central American countries; Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; from earliest times to the present day.

About the Author

THOMAS PEARCY is Associate Professor of History at Slippery Rock University.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

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 Provices to Independent States: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Panama: From Columbian Provice 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

Notable People in the History of Central America

Glossary of Foreign Language Words and Key Concepts

Central American History: A Bibliographic Essay

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313322938
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Author:
Pearcy, Thomas L.
Author:
Pearcy, Thomas
Subject:
History
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Central America History.
Subject:
World History-Central America
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.54x6.46x.79 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 its cultures. Starting with the Maya in ancient Mesoamerica, the History of Central America continues with European contact and the the subjugation of the people of Central America. Spaniards eastablished and ruled their Central American empire during the Colonial period. That led to the National period, independence movements, and the subsequent development of independent, sovereign Central American nations. By the mid-20th century, 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. Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Central America is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series. With over 30 nations' histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting famous figures in Central American history, a timeline of important historical events, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.
"Synopsis" by , Examines the histories of Central American countries; Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; from earliest times to the present day.
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