In the Shadow of the Giant: The Making of Mexico's Central America Policy, 1876-1930

Front Cover
University of Alabama Press, 1996 - Political Science - 287 pages
0 Reviews

The complex nature of Mexican diplomacy calls for a new analysis of the process of foreign policy formulation. This book analyzes Mexico's initiatives in Central America during the Porfirian and Revolutionary periods and pays particular attention to Mexico's persistent challenge to U.S. influence in Central America. As both instrument and object of political discourse, foreign policy helps a country's governing elite negotiate its share of power. On the basis of archival research in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, Buchenau's work contributes to the "new international history" that seeks to integrate the study of diplomacy into the mainstream of historical writing.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Beginnings of the Fatal Triangle 18761898
22
Don Porfirio and Uncle Sam Bring the Porfiritos into Line
49
Diaz Confronts U S Intervention in Nicaragua 19081910
80
The Mexican Revolution and Central America 19111920
109
Alvaro Obregons HandsOff Policy 19201924
140
Another Quest for Nicaragua Libre 19241930
160
Mexicos Central America Policy Since 1930
186
Notes
211
Bibliography
261
Index
275
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

Jürgen Buchenau is Assistant Professor of History at Wingate College.

 

 


Bibliographic information