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The history of Central America.


The history of Central America.

Pearcy, Thomas L.

Greenwood Pr.


167 pages



The Greenwood histories of the modern nations series


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.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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