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