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HIST 170: Modern Latin America 1810-Present

Prof. Jennifer Schaefer -- Fall 2020

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What happened in a country?

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Historical Dictionary or Country Handbook

Central America historical dictionaries

Browse the Reference Collection from about Ref F1400 - Ref F3400.

Country handbooks and/or historical dictionaries will give you good overviews (often by century) of major events that happened in that country. For instance, Honduras:

Honduras Country Handbook TOC

Table of Contents from: Meyer, Harvey Kessler, and Meyer, Jessie H. Historical Dictionary of Honduras. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1994. Reference Books F1502 .M56 1994.

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