The History of Costa Rica

The History of Costa Rica

Book - 2012
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ABC-CLIO

Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation.


Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation.


• A chronology of important events from the pre-Columbian era to the present

• Biographical entries of important personalities

• A glossary of important terms

• A bibliographic essay of contemporary works on Costa Rica



Book News
Part of a series designed to provide students with clear and concise analytical histories of modern nations, this volume on Costa Rica provides a detailed overview of key events in the political, economic, and social development of this Central American nation. Beginning with colonial development, the work covers periods and topics such as the nineteenth century independence movement, the development of national identity, Costa Rica's position as a "Banana Republic," civil war, the Cold War era in Latin America, state led development and debt, and contemporary issues. The volume includes several black and white photographs as well as a time line of important events. Rankin is a professor of history at the University of Texas-Dallas. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2012]
ISBN: 9780313379444
0313379440
Characteristics: xxiv, 200 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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