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Becoming a good neighbor among dictators : the U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras

Author: Jorrit van den Berk
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Very few works of history, if any, delve into the daily interactions of U.S. Foreign Service members in Latin America during the era of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy. But as Jorrit van den Berk argues, the encounters between these rank-and-file diplomats and local officials reveal the complexities, procedures, intrigues, and shifting alliances that characterized the precarious balance of U.S. foreign relations  Read more...
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Berk, Jorrit van den.
Becoming a Good Neighbor among dictators.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(DLC) 2017961110
(OCoLC)1005102685
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorrit van den Berk
ISBN: 9783319699868 3319699865
OCLC Number: 1017756022
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages) : color map
Contents: Coping with the Caudillos --
The Envoys: The Foreign Service in Central America, 1930-1952 --
Origins: The Rise of the Caudillos and the Defeat of Non-Recognition, 1930-1934 --
Continuismo: The Good Neighbor and Non-interference, 1934-1936 --
Becoming Benign Dictators: The Good Neighbor and Fascism, 1936-1939 --
The Best of Neighbors: The Alliance Against Fascism, 1939-1944 --
The Casualties of War: The Central American Upheavals of 1944 --
The Postwar Moment: An Opening for Democracy, 1944-1947 --
The Middle of the Road: The Cold War Comes to Central America, 1947-1954 --
Becoming a Good Neighbor Among Dictators.
Responsibility: Jorrit van den Berk.

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Very few works of history, if any, delve into the daily interactions of U.S. Foreign Service members in Latin America during the era of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy.  Read more...

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