Imperial Skirmishes: War and Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America
"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 Using contemporary press reports, unpublished correspondence and first-hand recollections of battles and skirmishes, it anlaysis how distant wars were viewed in Europe and how they affected the people who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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