The History of Costa Rica

Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Publisher:  Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Year Published:  2007   First Published:  1998
Pages:  218pp   ISBN:  978-9968-46-023-1
Library of Congress Number:  M722h2   Dewey:  972.86
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8467

An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."

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Table of Contents

Prologue: An Excursion to the Past
1. Trails of the First Peoples (12,000 B.C. - 1500 A.D.)
2. Cacicazgos and Señorios (1500 - 1570)
3. Conquest and Resistance (1502 - 1570)
4. The Early Colonial World (1570 - 1700)
5. Merchants and Peasants (1700 - 1850)
6. Coffee, Capitalism and the Liberal State (1850 - 1890)
7. Diversification, Conflict and Democracy (1890 - 1930)
8. The Depression, Social Reform and Civil War (1930 - 1950)
9. The Golden Age of the Middle Class (1950 - 1978)
10. Recent Past, Near Future
Epilogue: Costa Rican Exceptionalism

Chronology
Bibliography
Illustrations
Index
Authors

Subject Headings

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