The History of Central America (Palgrave Essential Histories Series) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Thomas L. Pearcy is an associate professor of History at Slippery Rock University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781403962560
ISBN-10: 1403962561
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 28th, 2006
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Essential Histories Series