The United States and Latin America

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Februar 2005



Providing a concise, balanced and incisive analysis of US diplomatic relations with Latin America from 1776 to the end of the twentieth century, this timely work explores central themes such as the structure of international relations, and the pursuit of American national interest by the use of diplomacy, cultural imperialism and economic and military power. Joseph Smith examines the rise of the USA as an independent power and its policy towards Latin-American movements for independence. In addition, issues such as the evolution of the Monroe Doctrine, pan-Americanism, dollar diplomacy and the challenge of communism are explored. Highlighting Latin American responses to US policy over a significant time span, this study documents the development of a complex historical relationship in which the United States has claimed a pre-eminent role, arousing as much resentment as acquiescence from its southern neighbors.Including a timely discussion of the current issues of debt, trade and narcotics control, this unique and valuable study will be of interest to all those with an interest in US and Latin American international relations.


Acknowledgments. 1. Independence (1776-1830) 2. Territorial Expansionism (1830-1879) 3. Pan Americanism (1879-1900) 4. Dollar Diplomacy (1900-1928) 5. The Good Neighbour (1928-1945) 6. Cold War Politics (1945-1974) 7. End of the Twentieth Century (1974-2000) Selected Bibliography.


Joseph Smith is Reader in American Diplomatic History at the University of Exeter, and the author of A History of Brazil, 1500-2000 (2002).


'This is a concisely and clearly written interpretative volume that clearly places United States policy towards Latin America within a global context. While the U.S, may have dominated the relationship, the Latin Americans have not always succumbed to Washington's wishes. This is a fine addition to the historical literature.' - "Thomas M Leonard, University of North Florida" 'Professor Smith's book provides a reliable and competent survey of more than 200 years of United States policy toward and relations with Latin America. It draws on the core secondary literature and a number of archival sources. The writing is clear and accessible to college audiences and the general public.' - "Michael L. Conniff, San Jose State University"
EAN: 9780415358354
ISBN: 0415358353
Untertitel: 'International Relations and Hi'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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