Imperial Skirmishes: War and Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America

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Signal Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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"The heyday of South American war-mongering was the nineteenth century, and it is this period that Andrew Graham-Yooll reconstructs in this history of 'small wars'." "Looking at the role of foreign powers such as France and Germany in the region's instability, this book also considers how Britain treated the continent as part of its empire with a policy of gunboat diplomacy. Using contemporary press reports, unpublished correspondence and first-hand recollections of battles and skirmishes, it anlaysis how distant wars were viewed in Europe and how they affected the people who actually fought them." --book cover.
 

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Contents

Buenos Aires Brazil and the Banda Oriental 1826
34
The FalklandsMalvinas Islands 1833
47
Chile Bolivia and Peru 18361839
54
French Blockades 1838
64
AngloFrench Blockade in the River Plate 18451850
75
Gunboat Diplomacy Part One 18531867
90
The Paraguayan War 18651870
102
Argentina 18701876
114
ArgentinaChile 1902
140
AngloGerman Blockade of Venezuela 19021903
145
The Last of the Small Wars
158
The FalklandsMalvinas War 1982
164
A Personal Selection
177
A Select Bibliography
180
Index
191
Copyright

ChileBoliviaPeru 18791883
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