Latin American Diplomatic History: An Introduction

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LSU Press, Aug 1, 1977 - History - 312 pages
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Here is a fresh and unconventional introduction to the history of Latin American international relations, from colonial times to the present. Previous works of this scope have been written with an emphasis on the Latin American policy of the United States or other “outside” nations. In this volume, the authors offer a pioneering study from a perspective that has been ignored in English-language books—that of the Latin American nations themselves.

Latin American Diplomatic History begins with the origins and nature of Latin American foreign policies and proceeds to the diplomatic conflicts and agreements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This synthesis draws out the persistent tensions among the Latin American countries—border conflicts, economic rivalries, population pressures, and ethnic clashes.

Latin American Diplomatic History includes an extensive bibliography with listings by both country and century. This straightforward historical survey will appeal to all professionals, laymen, and students with an interest in Latin American relations, and it will be a useful guide for those who intend further study.

 

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Contents

Colonial Backgrounds
23
Relations During the Time
65
The Transition
107
Power Politics and the Consolidation
125
Latin America Enters the World Scene 19001930
146
Latin America and World War II
222
Latin America and the Cold
243
A Decade of Alliance and Integration
258
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About the author (1977)

Harold Eugene Davis is University Professor Emeritus of history and international service at American University.

John J. Finan is professor of Latin American studies at American University.

F. Taylor Peck taught at American University and George Washington University.

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