Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 January 1999

448 Pages | 2 illus. & 6 maps

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195083767

Bookseller Code (04)


Central America

A Nation Divided

Third Revised Edition

Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr.

Latin American Histories

Central America: A Nation Divided surveys the history of the region that includes Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama from pre-Columbian times to the present. The book emphasizes the common characteristics of the Central American states as well as their potential for political union. Now completely updated, this third edition includes coverage of the civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, as well as the restoration of peace to the region under the Central American peace accords. The text also recounts and analyzes the substantial changes that have occurred in the economic and social arenas as Central American states have turned increasingly to neo-liberal policies to emphasize the private sector and development of exports while reducing government entitlement programs. Comprehensive and incisively written, Central America is the best general introduction to the region available today.

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