Latin America and the United States

Latin America and the United States : A Documentary History

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Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History brings together the most important documents on the history of the relationship between the United States and Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. In addition to the standard diplomatic sources, the book includes documents touching on the transnational concerns that are increasingly taught in the classroom, including economic relations, environmental matters, immigration, human rights, and culture. Among the less frequently cited works reproduced here are Domingo Sarmiento's nineteenth-century reflections on life in the United States, the Andrews Sisters' 1944 hit song, "Rum and Coca Cola," Jack Kerouac's beatnik observations on Mexico, the U.S. Senate's investigation of CIA assassination plots, and the World Court decision condemning the Reagan administration's Nicaragua policy. The collection illuminates key issues while representing a variety of interests and views as they have both persisted and shifted over time, including often-overlooked Latin American perspectives and U.S. public opinion.A special feature of this book is the extensive introductions highlighting the historical context and significance of each of the 124 documents. A detailed index provides the thematic and national cross-referencing that both students and instructors will appreciate. Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history as well as in U.S.-Latin America relations. In addition, it serves as a unique reference tool for foreign policy professionals, international law specialists, journalists, and scholars in a variety of more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195129946
  • 9780195129946
  • 2,020,006

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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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Preface ; I. Transitions of Empire ; II. The Colossus of the North ; III. Burying the Big Stick ; IV. The Cold War ; V. After the Cold War: Conflict in the Search for Common Ground ; Index ; PARTIAL LIST OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDE: ; 1823 Cuba: "An Apple Severed by the Tempest From Its Native Tree." ; 1829 The United States: "Destined to Plague America with Torments" ; 1848 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ; 1847 The United States: "An Inconceivable Extravaganza" ; 1940 Marketing Pan Americanism ; 1942 The Bracero Program ; 1945 The Act of Chapultepec ; 1946 The Blue Book on Argentina (Braden Report) ; 1948 The Charter of the Organization of American States ; 1950 A Realist Views Latin America ; 1950 A New Economic Model for Latin America ; 1955 On the Road to Mexico ; 1956 Taming a Revolution in Bolivia ; 1960 Debating Cuba and Castro ; 1961 The Shark and the Sardines ; 1962 The Hickenlooper Amendment ; 1963 The Foco Treaty ; 1967 Tlatelolco Treaty ; 1967 Songs of Protest from Latin America ; 1972 The Culture of Imperialism ; 1975 The Church Committee Report on CIA Covert Action ; 1977 The Panama Canal Treaties ; 1979 Saving the New World from Communism ; 1986 The United States Condemned ; 1987 The Esquipulas II Accords ; 1987 A School of the Americas "Study Manual" ; 1994 Proposition 187 ; 1996 Sweat-Ship Laborshow more

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