James G. Blaine and Latin America

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University of Missouri Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
James G. Blaine was one of the leading national political figures of his day, and probably the most controversial. Intensely partisan, the dominant leader of the Republican Party, and a major shaper of national politics for more than a decade, Blaine is remembered chiefly for his role as architect of the post-Civil War GOP and his two periods as secretary of state. He also was the Republican presidential candidate in the notorious mud-slinging campaign of 1884. His foreign policy was marked by its activism, its focus on Latin America, and its attempt to increase U.S. influence there.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
Who Was James G Blaine?
8
Guatemala and Mexico
21
The Isthmian Canal
44
The War of the Pacific I
58
5 The War of the Pacific II
80
Blaine at Bay
104
Seven Years Out of Office
124
Tariff Reciprocity
164
Caribbean Naval Bases
184
The Chilean Crisis I
209
12 The Chilean Crisis II
225
Conclusion
239
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
275
Copyright

8 The InterAmerican Conference
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