A History of British Honduras

By William Arlington Donohoe | Go to book overview

PART IV
Twentieth Century

The turn of the century found the controversy unchanged with the countries of Central America nearly at war. In 1907 to prevent hostilities, a conference was held in Washington to settle all outstanding difficulties. They met on November 14th, the United States represented by Mr. William Buchanan. They drew up eight conventions which were signed by the delegates, one of which established a Central American Court of Justice consisting of five judges. This court in 1908 averted a general Central American war and had sponsored a spirit of Central American unity. The States realized more fully their dependence upon one another and the importance of presenting a united front to the world.

Guatemala's need for an East Coast Outlet led to the building of a railroad from the Capitol to Port Barrios.

In 1933 the British Legation in Guatemala asked for the demarkation of the boundary line between Guatemala and British Honduras. The Guatemalan

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A History of British Honduras
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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 11
  • Preface 13
  • Introduction 15
  • 1- Early Inhabitants The Maya 19
  • II - History 1603 - 1799 27
  • III - Nineteenth Century 37
  • IV - 20th Century 49
  • V - Religion, Education, Customs and Music 57
  • VI - Description of British Honduras 73
  • Part II - The British-Guatemala Controversy 77
  • Introduction 79
  • I - Colonial Period 81
  • Part II -- 1803 - 1849 - Summary 87
  • Part III - Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850. Boundary Convention Of April 30, 1859. Dallas-Clarendon Treaty 1856. Convention of 1863. 91
  • Part IV - Twentieth Century 99
  • Bibliography 105
  • Treaty Bibliography 111
  • Periodical Bibliography 113
  • The Maya 115
  • Index 117
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