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Negotiating paradise : U.S. tourism and empire in twentieth-century Latin America

Author: Dennis Merrill
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the comparative history of US tourism in Latin America in the 20th century that demonstrates that empire is a more textured, variable, and interactive system of inequality and resistance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Merrill
ISBN: 9780807832882 080783288X 9780807859049 0807859044
OCLC Number: 313018317
Description: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : mass tourism, empire, and soft power --
Lone eagles and revolutionaries : the U.S.-Mexican rapprochement of the 1920s --
Containment and good neighbors : tourism and empire in 1930s Mexico --
The safe bet : Batista's Cuba --
Paradise lost : Castro's Cuba --
Bootstraps, beaches, and cobblestone : commonwealth Puerto Rico --
A Cold War mirage : Puerto Rico in the 1960s and 1970s.
Responsibility: Dennis Merrill.

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