Costa Rica by Meg Tyler Mitchell Ph.D.
A Global Studies Handbook (Global Studies: Latin America & the Caribbean)

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Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook offers readers an authoritative tour of a remarkable country, tracing its historical development from pre-Colombian inhabitants and Spanish colonization through rising prosperity in the mid-19th century to current struggles to define itself economically and politically.

Costa Rica combines narrative chapters on the nation's history and the current state of its political, social, and cultural institutions with alphabetically organized entries covering important people, places, and events in its development. Throughout, the authors, drawing on extensive research and their own experiences, highlight the many ways Costa Rica is different from its neighbors, as well as the challenges the country faces in the 21st century's globalized world.

 

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Published February 21, 2008 by ABC-CLIO. 367 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences.

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