The Caribbean Basin: An International History

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Psychology Press, 1998 - History - 220 pages
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The Caribbean basin has been the scene of international rivalries and conflict throughout the 20th century. This book provides coverage of the entire Caribbean region, including Central America and the Caribbean coast of northern South America, as well as an analysis of the role of international intervention. It includes discussion of the complex interaction among major world powers in the area, from the British, Dutch, French and Spanish clashes through the Latin American wars of independence to the emergence of the United States as a colonial power in the late 19th century. The book also surveys conflicts over colonial possessions, trade routes and Soviet-American confrontation in the Cold War years. This study integrates the recent political, economic and social history of the Caribbean basin with its military and diplomatic past. It charts this zone's emergence from colonialism during the course of the 20th century.
  

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Contents

The legacy of empires
11
the emergence of the United States
31
The consolidation of American power 191745
53
From war to revolution 194559
85
The Cuban revolution and Caribbean basin relations 196079
115
From revolution to the end of the Cold War
143
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About the author (1998)

Stephen J. Randall is a professor at the University of Calgary and the director of their Institute for United States Policy Research. He is the author of a number of books, including "Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies"" "and "United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I: For Profits and Security," He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Mount is Professor of History at Laurentian University.

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