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A brief history of Central America

Author: Héctor Pérez Brignoli
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an overview of the region's history from the sixteenth century to the present, beginning with human and cultural geography in the first chapter and ending with the present crisis in the last.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Héctor Pérez Brignoli
ISBN: 0520060490 9780520060494 0520068327 9780520068322
Language Note: Translation of: Breve historia de Centroamérica.
OCLC Number: 19514538
Notes: Translation of: Breve historia de Centroamérica.
Description: xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Land and the people: Environmental conditions --
Peripheral and rural world --
Regional unity and diversity --
Panama --
Belize --
Colonial past (1520-1821): Century of conquest --
Seventeenth-century depression --
Enlightenment --
In search of progress: Independence and the formation of nation-states in the nineteenth century: Failure of the Central American Confederation --
Conservative restoration and foreign threats --
Liberal reforms: New social order --
State, society, nation --
Impoverishing growth (1900-1945): Export economies --
El Senor Presidente: Theory and practice of liberal politics --
Social change --
Big neighbor, good stick --
Growing inequalities (1945-1980): Reform movements in perspective --
Economic change: Industrialization and the Central American common market --
Politics and society: Crisis of the liberal order --
Present crisis (1980-1987) : Overview --
Disparities among the nations --
Uncertain future.
Other Titles: Breve historia de Centroamérica.
Responsibility: Héctor Pérez-Brignoli ; translated by Ricardo B. Sawrey A. and Susana Stettri de Sawrey.
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