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Dollar diplomacy by force : nation-building and resistance in the Dominican Republic

Author: Ellen D Tillman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early twentieth century, the United States set out to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and controversial military interventions—and ended up achieving exactly the opposite. Using military and government records from the United States and the Dominican Republic, this work investigates the extent to which early twentieth-century U.S. involvement in the Dominican  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen D Tillman
ISBN: 9781469626956 1469626950
OCLC Number: 919068294
Description: viii, 273 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Markets, militaries, and modernization: U.S.-Dominican relations to 1899 --
Military diplomats and dollar diplomacy: from customs receivership to civil war --
Involvement to invasion: military control and the defense of local sovereignty --
A promiscuous heaping of adventurers: the constabulary experiment of 1916-1918 --
Regional negotiation and resistance: the "moralizing" versus the expedient --
Opposing networks for change: consolidating reform and resistance after 1920 --
Products of compromise: legitimating state and military --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ellen D. Tillman.
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In the early twentieth century, the United States set out to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and controversial military interventions—and ended up achieving exactly the opposite. Using military and government records from the United States and the Dominican Republic, this work investigates the extent to which early twentieth-century U.S. involvement in the Dominican Republic fundamentally changed both Dominican history and the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

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