Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Latin American Relations

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Greenwood Press, 2005 - History - 510 pages
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This book provides over 260 entries on U.S. presidents, Latin American politicians, covert operations, policies, and major events since the early 1800s that define the contentious relations between the United States and the Latin American and Caribbean region.

From the Monroe Doctrine to NAFTA, the tone of U.S.-Latin America relations has been set by the United States, and largely to its benefit. Dent compiles more than 260 A-to-Z entries that detail the key people, events, treaties, wars, and concepts that have gone into the making of the often contentious relations between the United States and the Latin American and Caribbean region. Entries conclude with suggested readings and are thoroughly cross-referenced. A thematic index guides users to related entries, and an extensive bibliography includes a list of key works central to the study of U.S.-Latin American relations. There is also a separate list of relevant online resources. The entire work is also thoroughly indexed.

Useful for students and researchers of international politics within the Western hemisphere, Dent's historical dictionary covers items ranging from pro-slavery filibusterers adventuring in Central America, Dollar Diplomacy, Anti-Americanism, Banana Wars, the Reagan Doctrine, Sandinistas, friendly Dictators, Che Guevara, to the impact of the events of September 11, 2001 on Latin America, among many others.

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Contents

Preface
xv
Timeline of U S Latin American Relations
xxxix
Historical Dictionary of U S Latin American Relations
1
Andean Initiative
23
Arms Trade
38
Banana Wars 5 1
51
Berle Adolf A Jr 18951971
64
Bogota Conference 1948
78
Kirkpatrick Jeane Jordan 1926
266
Lodge Corollary 1912
279
MexicanAmerican War 18461848
295
Negroponte John Dimitri 1939
309
Operation Just Cause
322
Operation Pan America
327
Panama Canal Treaties
333
Perez Jimenez Marcos 19142001
339

BunauVarilla Philippe 18591940
91
Cabot John Moors 19011981
101
Chapultepec Conference 1945
116
Contras
129
Daniels Josephus 18621948
143
Dollar Diplomacy
156
Earth Summit Rio de Janeiro 1992
169
Enterprise for the Americas Initiative EAI
176
Garfield James A 1831 1881
195
Guevara Ernesto Che 19281967
209
Helms Richard McGarrah 19132002
222
Imperialism
237
Intervention and NonIntervention
250
IranContra Scandal
253
Pinochet Ugarte Augusto 1915
345
Poinsett Joel Roberts 17791851
351
Propaganda
359
Race and Racism
365
Reagan Doctrine
371
Revolutions
377
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
385
Scandals and Blunders
391
September 11 2001
397
Somoza Debayle Anastasio Tachito 19251980
404
Lessons from the Past Toward a More
471
List of Online Resources
483
Copyright

About the author (2005)

David W. Dent is professor of political science at Towson University.

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