The United States and Latin America

The United States and Latin America : A History with Documents

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The United States and Latin America presents a complex and dynamic view ofthe relationship between the United States and Latin America. Through acombination of targeted, thematic chapters and a range of freshly-translateddocuments, Jeffrey F. Taffet and Dustin Walcher illuminate the historicalcontinuities and conflicts that have defined the vital relationship. Givingequal weight to Latin American and United States voices, this text providesan essential collection of primary sources for students and scholars, and isan indispensable touchstone for anyone interested in the histories of theUnited States and Latin America.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 478 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 31.75mm | 1,066g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • 1138824275
  • 9781138824270

About Jeffrey Taffet

Jeffrey F. Taffet is Professor of History at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Dustin Walcher is Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Southern Oregon University.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter One: The Nineteenth Century Context Chapter Two: Boundaries, War and the Canal Chapter Three: Interventions, Occupations and Commerce Chapter Four: Cultural Encounters Chapter Five: Challenging the United States Chapter Six: Depression and Global Conflict Chapter Seven: Renewed Intervention and Revolution Chapter Eight: Modernization and Militarization Chapter Nine: Evolving Cultural Connections Chapter Ten: Latin American Nationalism and Independence Chapter Eleven: Morality and Anti-Communism Chapter Twelve: The Washington Consensus and Beyond Chapter Thirteen: In a Globalized Worldshow more

Review quote

This excellent collection of documents is certain to become the most-used such reader around. Not only are the documents well chosen, the brief editorial introduction to each chapter puts it in historical context. At least half of the documents are Latin American, which is refreshing since often it is the reverse. Both students and experts in the field will benefit from this fine edited collection. - James Siekmeier is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia University Taffet and Walcher strike a perfect balance between depth of analysis and efficiency of information. Their choices of primary sources are innovative and should spark engaging classroom discussions. - Renata Keller, University of Nevada, Reno and author of Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution. This superb collection of introductory chapters and documents provides a much-needed resource for any course on U.S. relations with Latin America. Brilliantly combining primaryã sources from both the United States and Latin American countries, the book will surely become an invaluable text for any student interested in this topic and will encourage a new generation of scholars to embrace the importance of international research.ã Bevan Sewell is Assistant Professor in American History at the University of Nottinghamshow more