Formerly British Honduras: A Profile Of The New Nation Of Belize
by William David Setzekorn
Ohio University Press, 1981
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4317-0 | Paper: 978-0-8214-0568-0
Library of Congress Classification F1443.S47 1981
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.82

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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