The History of Costa Rica, 1st Edition

  • Monica A. Rankin
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  • ISBN-10: 0313379459
  • ISBN-13: 9780313379451
  • DDC: 972.86
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline of Historical Events.
1: Introduction: Pura Vida.
2: Colonial Costa Rica.
3: Independence and the Early Nineteenth Century.
4: Emergence of National Identity.
5: The Consolidation of the Liberal State.
6: The Banana Republic.
7: The Social Welfare State and Civil War.
8: The Cold War and the Liberación Era.
9: State-Led Development and Debt.
10: Contemporary Costa Rica.
Notable People in the History of Costa Rica.
Bibliographic Essay.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.