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

Author: Lars Schoultz
Publisher: London, England : Harvard Univ. Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Schoultz
ISBN: 067492276X 9780674922761 0674922751 9780674922754
OCLC Number: 614377538
Description: XVII, 476 Seiten
Contents: Preface Encountering Latin America Acquiring Northern Mexico Struggling over Slavery in the Caribbean Ending an Era: Regional Hegemony over a Defective People Beginning a New Era: The Imperial Mentality Testing the Imperial Waters: Confronting Chile Excluding Great Britain: The Venezuela Boundary Dispute Establishing an Empire: Cuba and the War with Spain Creating a Country, Building a Canal Chastising Chronic Wrongdoing Providing Benevolent Supervision: Dollar Diplomacy Continuing to Help in the Most Practical Way Possible Removing the Marines, Installing the Puppets Establishing the Foundations of Honorable Intercourse Becoming a Good Neighbor Attacking Dictatorships Combatting Communism with Friendly Dictators Combatting Communism with Economic Development Two Centuries Later Sources Notes Index
Responsibility: Lars Schoultz.


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