A History of Belize, Nation in the Making by Robert Leslie
Summary of the 13 Chapters of a Hisory of Belize-1
British Pirates and those of the other nations raided Spanish ships for whatever lucrative cargo they carried. One such item was logwood. Logwood was valued by the British woolen industry because it was a key ingredient in dye production. In the middle 17th century the British pirates eventually decided its safer to cut logwood themselves than wrest it from the Spaniards. The British attempted to cut logwood along an extensive stretch of coast, from Campeche to Nicaragua. Over the years however, in an attempt to reduce violence and maintain control several treaties were implemented between Spain and England. Most of the cutters congregated in what became Belize as a result of the Convention of London, as a result of the cries of the cutters about the limits defined previously, there request for an extension of the limits was adhered to under the condition that the Mosquito Coast be evacuated.
First published in , this updated history textbook focuses on how Belize became the nation it is today. With the lively and interactive approach featured in all of Cubola s Explorer Series. A History of Belize, Nation in the Making uses abundant diagrams, drawings and photographs to complement the historical and political descriptive text. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Cubola Productions,
The History of Belize dates back thousands of years. Several Maya ruin sites, including Cahal Pech , Caracol , Lamanai , Lubaantun , Altun Ha , and Xunantunich reflect the advanced civilization and much denser population of that period. The first recorded European incursions in the region were made by Spanish conquistadors and missionaries in the 16th century, who nevertheless failed to establish colonial rule. English loggers and pirates sporadically visited the region in the 17th century and a first English settlements was established around The 18th century in Belize was marked by frequent conflict between Britain and Spain and the arrival of African slaves to British plantations. Belize was not formally termed the " Colony of British Honduras " until
A History of Belize: Nation in the Making. Front Cover. O. Nigel Bolland, Jessica Gordon Nembhard. Sunshine Books, - Belize - 79 pages. 0 Reviews.
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A history of Belize: Nation in the making (Explorer)
Belize , on the east coast of Central America, southeast of Mexico, was inhabited by the indigenous peoples who fought off the Spaniards in an attempt to preserve their heritage and to avoid the fate of their neighbors who were conquered and under Spanish rule. While this was going on, British Pirates would rob Spanish merchant ships and navigate through the shallow waters and small islands even going up river later to hide their bounty. The indigenous people of Belize did not resist the British like they did the Spanish. In the 17th century, however, the British settlement became a formal British crown colony from through , where they first achieved self government and later in became an independent country recognized globally with all its territory intact. The British brought along with them slaves taken from Congo and Angola during the eighteenth century. Maya were still in Belize when the Europeans came in the 16th and 17th centuries.