Argentina and the United States 1810-1960: 1810-1960

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SUNY Press, 1964 - Argentina - 627 pages
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Dr. Peterson's book is the first, in English or Spanish, to encompass the entire sweep of Argentine-American relations from the time of Argentina's revolt against Spain in 1810 to the close of its 150th year of independence. Through comprehensive analysis and narrative, this study illuminates one of the most enigmatic areas of Western Hemisphere relationships.

From what would seem to be a bewildering array of incidents, Professor Peterson isolates the basic undercurrents which mold Argentine policies. Internally, Argentina's path to stability is shown to be marred by developing social stratification and conflict, economic mismanagement, and the deep uncertainty of shifts from dictatorship to democracy. Internationally, the germs of discord with the United States are found in nationalism, anticolonialism, desire for hemispheric leadership, and economic competition. Discussed, too, are the fascinating, crucial weaknesses and errors of human leadership in both countries.

Argentina and the United States 1810-1960 makes an important contribution to an understanding of current, as well as historical, affairs: it greatly helps to explain why in the twentieth century the government and people of the United States frequently face an "Argentine problem."
 

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Très bonne synthèse des négociations conduites par les ministres américains à Buenos Aires et à santiago.

Contents

TWO AMERICAN PEOPLES IN 1810 SIMILARITIES
3
The Foundations of a Nation
11
REVOLUTION IN BUENOS AIRES ROOTS OF AMERICAN INTEREST 18101816
13
GROWING PAINS OF A YOUNG NATION CHALLENGES TO AMERICAN NEUTRALITY 18151817
28
THE SOUTH AMERICAN MISSION INVESTIGATION AND NONRECOGNITION 18171818
36
QUEST FOR DIPLOMATIC RECOGNITION PERPETUATION OF AMERICAN NEUTRALITY 18171819
48
ANARCHY AND ORDER IN ARGENTINA RECOGNITION AT LAST 18191824
61
PROTECTION OF AMERICAN INTERESTS VEXATIONS OF A DIPLOMAT 18231831
80
PARTNERSHIP IN PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT CONFLICTING DOCTRINES AND COOPERATIVE ACTIONS 19001914
257
RIVALRY IN INTERAMERICAN AFFAIRS PAN AMERICANISM IN PEACETIME 18891910
275
World and InterAmerican Affairs
301
WORLD WAR I NEUTRALITY AND BELLIGERENCY 19141918
303
RIVALRY IN INTERAMERICAN AFFAIRS PAN AMERICANISM IN WARTIME 19101918
322
THE RISE AND FALL OF COMMERCE BUSINESS DURING WAR BOOM AND DEPRESSION 19141939
340
RIVALRY IN INTERAMERICAN AFFAIRS RELUCTANT PARTNERS IN PAN AMERICANISM 19191939
366
WORLD WAR II NEUTRALITY AND BELLIGERENCY 19391943
398

Argentina Pawn of Power Politics
99
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS A DIPLOMATIC INCIDENT AND THE AFTERMATH 18311960
101
VORTEX OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS FOREIGN INTERVENTION 18381850
121
THE BEGINNINGS OF COMMERCE TRADE AND NAVIGATION UNDER HANDICAPS 18241870
143
Paraguay Focus of ArgentineAmerican Diplomacy
161
IMBROGLIO IN PARAGUAY IMPRUDENCE OF AMERICAN AGENTS 18531860
163
THE PARAGUAYAN WAR DEFENSE OF DIPLOMATIC RIGHTS 18651870
179
THE PARAGUAYAN WAR MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION 18641878
194
The Expansion of National Interests
209
NATIONS IN MIDSTREAM FERMENT AND UNITY IN TWO REPUBLICS 18601880
211
THE EXPANSION OF COMMERCE NEW DIRECTIONS AND OLD BARRIERS 18711914
222
PARTNERSHIP IN PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT ARGENTINE BOUNDARIES 18781899
238
WORLD WAR II AND AFTER COERCION OF A RELUCTANT ALLY 19431947
427
COLD WAR IN THE AMERICAS RIVALRY FOR HEMISPHERE LEADERSHIP 19471955
459
A PROUD NATION IN DISTRESS THE END OF PERON AND THE BEGINNING OF RECONSTRUCTION 19551960
490
Conclusion
523
TWO AMERICAN NATIONS IN 1960 CONTRASTS
525
Appendices
539
ARGENTINE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN RELATIONS
541
ARGENTINE REPRESENTATIVES AT WASHINGTON
545
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES AT BUENOS AIRES
547
Bibliography
551
INDEX
585
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About the author (1964)

Harold F. Peterson, Professor of History at the State University College at Buffalo, was born in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1900. After being graduated from Knox College, he went into teaching, on both college and high school levels, taking time out to gain his master's degree in 1927 from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in 1933 from Duke University. During World War II, he served in the Military Intelligence Division and as Assistant Secretary, Joint Intelligence Committee, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was awarded the War Department Staff Citation. Following the war, he rejoined the faculty of the State University College at Buffalo.

With Watt Stewart, Dr. Peterson wrote Builders of Latin America (1942), which was translated and published in Spanish and Portuguese. His articles and book reviews have been published in periodicals in the United States, Argentina, and England.

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