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Beneath the United States : a history of U.S. policy toward Latin America

Author: Lars Schoultz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Excellent and well-written history of US foreign policy toward Latin America emphasizes often depreciative view that Washington statesmen had of their neighbors to the south. Based on extensive research of correspondence, speeches, and other foreign policy-related statements. Useful for specialists, undergraduates, and anyone interested in US/Latin American relations"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schoultz, Lars.
Beneath the United States.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97035338
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Schoultz
ISBN: 9780674043282 0674043286
OCLC Number: 606958106
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 476 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Encountering Latin America --
2. Acquiring Northern Mexico --
3. Struggling over slavery in the Caribbean --
4. Ending an era: regional hegemony over a defective people --
5. Beginning a new era: the imperial mentality --
6. Testing the imperial waters: confronting Chile --
7. Excluding Great Britain: the Venezuela boundary dispute --
8. Establishing an empire: Cuba and the war with Spain --
9. Creating a country, building a canal --
10. Chastising chronic wrongdoing --
11. Providing benevolent supervision: dollar diplomacy --
12. Continuing to help in the most practical way possible --
13. Removing the marines, installing the puppets --
14. Establishing the foundations of honorable intercourse --
15. Becoming a good neighbor --
16. Attacking dictatorships --
17. Combatting Communism with friendly dictators --
18. Combatting Communism with economic development --
19. Two centuries later.
Responsibility: Lars Schoultz.


In this sweeping history of U.S. policy toward Latin America, Schoultz shows that the U.S. has always perceived Latin America as a fundamentally inferior neighbor. Drawing on extraordinarily rich  Read more...


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This excellent study breaks new ground in a field so cluttered that one usually harbours very low expectations of originality, style and fresh scholarship. Schoultz, a political scientist hitherto Read more...

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