Kennedy and Latin America

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This book describes John F. Kennedy's activities as President and his dealings with Latin American countries. The author served as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (ARA) under President Kennedy, which allows for a deeper insight into the subject matter. Martin draws from several sources including his memory, daily notes on his activities, a long oral history completed in May 1964, his office files, the classified and unclassified files of the Department of State and the Kennedy Library, and...

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This book describes John F. Kennedy's activities as President and his dealings with Latin American countries. The author served as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (ARA) under President Kennedy, which allows for a deeper insight into the subject matter. Martin draws from several sources including his memory, daily notes on his activities, a long oral history completed in May 1964, his office files, the classified and unclassified files of the Department of State and the Kennedy Library, and publications like the Kennedy Papers and the Department of State Bulletin. Contents: Preface; The Battlefield; Eisenhower to Kennedy; Kennedy's Tools; Kennedy Launches the Alliance for Progress; Kennedy Promotes Political, Economic and Social Development; Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in Central America and Mexico; Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in the Caribbean; Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in South America; The Diplomacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis; Results of the Alliance for Progress; Kennedy to Johnson; Index.

"The author, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under President Kennedy, provides extensive, authoritative, and readable insider's view of policies and events"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Martin brings his experience as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under President Kennedy to bear in this analysis of Kennedy's activities as president and his dealings with Latin American countries. Martin draws on his own daily notes, office files, classified and unclassified documents, and publications such as the Department of State Bulletin. He covers Kennedy's promotion of the Alliance for Progress in Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Cuban missile crisis, and the transitions from Eisenhower to Kennedy and Kennedy to Johnson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819194299
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin McCammon Martin is a retired career Ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Battlefield 1
Ch. 2 Eisenhower to Kennedy 9
Ch. 3 Kennedy's Tools 27
Ch. 4 Kennedy Launches the Alliance for Progress 51
Ch. 5 Kennedy Promotes Political, Economic and Social Development 83
Ch. 6 Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in Central America and Mexico 99
Ch. 7 Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in the Caribbean 185
Ch. 8 Kennedy Promotes the Alliance for Progress in South America 265
Ch. 9 The Diplomacy of the Cuba Missile Crisis 385
Ch. 10 Results of the Alliance for Progress 453
Ch. 11 Kennedy to Johnson 463
Index 469
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