Summary of 13 Chapters of Belize

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This is a summary of the 13 chapters of a history of Belize by Assad Shoman. It entails tables, maps and boxes, acknowledgments, foreword, introduction, map of Belize, then the thirteen chapters, notes, bibliography and index. It has 323 pages, 13 pictures, 16 tables, 3 maps, and 3 boxes. Assad shoman’s engaging about the social, political and economic history of Belize compelling relates the rich history of the peoples of Belize to the present condition in which the country finds itself. He scrutinizes some of the most culturally and politically sensitive aspects of Belize’s history, without flinching and with a passionate viewpoint. Assad not only presents us with the historical data, but offers us some explanation and interpretation of…show more content…
These included Treaty of Paris (1763), when the logwood cutters were recognized and Treaty of Versailles (1783), when the rights of the logwood cutters were recognized and limits were defined. 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. The right to cut Mahogany was also included since Logwood was eventually replaced by Mahogany, which was and is prized in making high end furniture. Harvesting and cutting of logwood did not require the British settlers to penetrate too far inland, however as the logwood era transferred to mahogany it became necessary to venture inland, where the woodcutters came in contact with the Mayas who the British believed were claiming their territory. In the beginning, the British believed that the Mayas were no threat but as they moved further into the nesting of the Mayas, they realized that they had underestimated the Mayas and sought for help in their claim to the land eventually driving the Mayas more inland, not understandably without struggle and death on both sides, the Mayas fighting to keep their home and the British fighting to make their profit. Chapter 3 The main focus of this

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