Latin America and the United States

Latin America and the United States : A Documentary History

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This volume brings together important documents in the history of the relationship between the United States and Latin America. In addition to the standard canon of diplomatic sources, which are reproduced here in their full, original versions, the book also includes less frequently cited works, from the "Rum and Coca Cola" song to Senate findings in investigations of assassination plots during the 1970s. All of them illuminate key issues and a variety of interests and opinions, and reflect the patterns of both continuity and change in US-Latin American relations. Encompassing transnational concerns ranging from economic relations and environmental matters to immigration, human rights and culture, these readings illustrate not just the commonly discussed US policy toward Latin America but also the often-overlooked Latin American perspective as well as general opinion in the US.show more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195129938
  • 9780195129939

Table of contents

Transitions of Empire; The Colossus of the North; Burying the Big Stick; The Cold War; After the Cold War: Conflict in the Search for Common Ground.show more

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"This is a superb collection of material covering nearly 200 years, with succinct introductions that put each document in context. But it is especially excellent on the past century as Latin American as well as U.S. views and policies are given attention, and cultural figures such as Jack Kerouac, Ariel Dorfman, and C. Wright Mills have their say along with such obvious (and different) suspects as Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller, and Ronald Reagan."--Walter LaFeber, Cornell University"Latin America and the United States is a thoughtfully conceived and up-to-date collection that offers documentary insight on political, economic, cultural, and social dimension of inter-American relations. Particularly welcome is the inclusion of Latin American viewpoints. This volume will be an extremely valuable teaching tool for courses on Latin America, U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Latin American relations."--Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diegoshow more

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