Talons of the Eagle

Talons of the Eagle : Dynamics of US-Latin American Relations

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Contrary to widespread expectation, the ending of the Cold War has not produced continuous harmony and cooperation in U.S.-Latin American relations. Instead, NAFTA seems to threaten as much as it promises; economic prospects have been shaken by the Mexican currency crisis; the "war on drugs" continues to escalate; and xenophobic reactions to the migration of Latin Americans into the United States, typified by California's Proposition 187, seize headlines and editorial pages. Spanning almost two hundred years, Talons of the Eagle tells the turbulent story of U.S.-Latin American relations from the birth of the United States and the new Latin American nations through the Cold War to the present day. Focusing not on U.S. policy alone, but on the intricate network of relationships between the United States and its neighbors, Peter H. Smith sheds penetrating new light on trends and events in the Americas.show more

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  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • line figures, maps, tables, bibliography
  • 0195083032
  • 9780195083033

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"Guiding the careful pen that we have come to associate with his scholarship, Peter Smith has produced a book that not only traces the two-century evolution of U.S.-Latin American interaction, but also explains how this structure continues to influence policy makers and to circumscribe policy options in the post-Cold War era. Thorough, thoughtful, and provocative, Talons of the Eagle is a compelling synthesis, filling a critical void in our generation's scholarship."--Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Guiding the careful pen that we have come to associate with his scholarship, Peter Smith has produced a book that not only traces the two-century evolution of U.S.-Latin American interaction, but also explains how this structure continues to influence policy makers and to circumscribe policy options in the post-Cold War era. Thorough, thoughtful, and provocative, Talons of the Eagle is a compelling synthesis, filling a critical void in our generation's scholarship."--Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Guiding the careful pen that we have come to associate with his scholarship, Peter Smith has produced a book that not only traces the two-century evolution of U.S.-Latin American interaction, but also explains how this structure continues to influence policy makers and to circumscribe policy options in the post-Cold War era. Thorough, thoughtful, and provocative, Talons of the Eagle is a compelling synthesis, filling a critical void in our generation's scholarship."--Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Guiding the careful pen that we have come to associate with his scholarship, Peter Smith has produced a book that not only traces the two-century evolution of U.S.-Latin American interaction, but also explains how this structure continues to influence policy makers and to circumscribe policyoptions in the post-Cold War era. Thorough, thoughtful, and provocative, Talons of the Eagle is a compelling synthesis, filling a critical void in our generation's scholarship."--Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hillshow more

About Peter H. Smith

About the Author: Peter H. Smith is Professor of Political Science, Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies, and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent books include pathbreaking studies of drug trafficking and regional integration, and he is the coauthor of Modern Latin America, soon to appear in its fourth edition."show more

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