Belize Formerly British Honduras

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William Setzekorn weaves the folklore, facts, history, culture, economics and geography of Belize into an exciting mini-encyclopedia. His portrait of this proud new nation is painted with humor, gentleness, fact and empathy presenting a credible picture of modern day Belize. Reading with the ease and excitement of a novel it is more than a history book, a travelog or an encyclopedia giving the reader a feeling of kinship with the struggles and joy of this tiny new nation.

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Overview


William Setzekorn weaves the folklore, facts, history, culture, economics and geography of Belize into an exciting mini-encyclopedia. His portrait of this proud new nation is painted with humor, gentleness, fact and empathy presenting a credible picture of modern day Belize. Reading with the ease and excitement of a novel it is more than a history book, a travelog or an encyclopedia giving the reader a feeling of kinship with the struggles and joy of this tiny new nation.

A mixture of Africans, Mestizos, East Indians, Europeans, Syrians, Lebanese, Mayans, and Chinese; Belize has grown into a heterogenous mosaic of a strong and brave country which is no bigger than Cambridge, Massachusetts. Studying the influences of British domination and Spanish intimidation up to the recent movements for self-government and independence, Setzekorn presents to the reader an accounting of Belizean social and political vicissitudes—a long and tortuous, yet coherent, struggle for national and cultural identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821405680
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1981
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 299
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii
1. Introduction 3
2. The People and Their Culture 15
3. Geography 69
4. Land of the Mysterious Maya 102
5. Land of Pirates and Loggers (1600-1800) 127
6. Land of Eternal Conflict (1800-1900) 151
7. Land of Hurricanes and Underdeveloped Resources (1900-1975) 199
8. Land of Promise (1975- ) 236
Epilogue 281
Annotated Bibliography 289
Index 296
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