A Brief History of Central America

Editor/Author Foster, Lynn V.
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-0823-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 67
Book Status: Available
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A Brief History of Central America, Second Edition explores the history of the Central American isthmus from the pre-Columbian cultures to the contemporary nations that make up the region today: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • List of Tables
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Photos
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Appendixes
  • Guatemala: Basic Facts
  • El Salvador: Basic Facts
  • Honduras: Basic Facts
  • Nicaragua: Basic Facts
  • Costa Rica: Basic Facts
  • Panama: Basic Facts
  • Belize: Basic Facts
  • Chronology
  • Bibliographic Sources
  • Suggested Reading