Central America and the United States: The Search for Stability

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Athens, GA 1991 First Edition Fine in Fine jacket Hardcover. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. xvi, 245 pages. Virtually as new in dust jacket.

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In this study, Thomas Leonard examines the history of relations between the United States and the countries of Central America. Placing those relations in their political, cultural, and economic contexts, he illuminates the role of such factors as the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850, William Walker's invasions of Nicaragua, Theodore Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904, the "Dollar Diplomacy" of the 1910s, and Ronald Reagan's support of the contra war.

Central America and the United States is the fourth volume in The United States and the Americas, a series of books assessing relations between the United States and its neighbors to the south and north: Mexico, Central America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Andean Republics (Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia), Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Canada. Lester D. Langley is the general editor of the series.

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Leonard examines the history of relations between the US and the countries of Central America, placing those relations in their political, cultural, and economic contexts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Thomas M. Leonard is a professor of history at the University of North Florida. His books include A Guide to Central American Collections in the United States and Castro and the Cuban Revolution.
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