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The History of Central America

Palgrave Essential Histories Series

Thomas L. Pearcy

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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.

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