Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U. S. -Latin American Relations

Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U. S. -Latin American Relations

by Michael J. LaRosa, Frank O. Mora
     
 

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The history of U.S.–Latin American relations has been marked by a complex fusion of tension, misperception, intervention, and cooperation. Providing a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive text reader traces the troubled relationship from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Presenting seminal works that spawned

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The history of U.S.–Latin American relations has been marked by a complex fusion of tension, misperception, intervention, and cooperation. Providing a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive text reader traces the troubled relationship from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Presenting seminal works that spawned an entire generation of revisionist scholarship, the editors have juxtaposed diverse views from both Latin American and U.S. academics and policymakers on a wide variety of issues spanning two centuries. This unique structure will help students to evaluate opinions while gaining a deeper understanding of the historical trajectory of scholarship and policies surrounding U.S.–Latin American relations. This format, together with the comprehensive scope of the readings, will encourage students to read across the disciplines—essential for generating meaningful dialogue. The readings are framed by the editors’ opening chapter on U.S.–Latin American relations and introductory essays for each part and each selection. Students who use this book will learn that U.S.–Latin American relations, although based on specific policies, actions, and theories, have been deeply influenced by dynamic, constantly evolving scholarly interpretations in both the United States and Latin America. Comprehensive in scope yet comparative and historical in organization and structure, this collection will benefit students and specialists of Latin American history, politics, and international relations alike.

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin Of Latin American Research
An engaging collection of historical and contemporary writings, interdisciplinary analysis, and primary political documents. The juxtaposition of contrasting historical time frames and divergent opinions provides the reader with a more complex analysis than many other volumes of its kind. . . . The book does an excellent job of presenting insightful historical and contemporary perspectives on mainstream topic. . . . A useful text for generating debates in courses on U.S.-Latin American relations.
Bulletin of Latin American Research
An engaging collection of historical and contemporary writings, interdisciplinary analysis, and primary political documents. The juxtaposition of contrasting historical time frames and divergent opinions provides the reader with a more complex analysis than many other volumes of its kind. . . . The book does an excellent job of presenting insightful historical and contemporary perspectives on mainstream topic. . . . A useful text for generating debates in courses on U.S.-Latin American relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847693962
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. LaRosa is assistant professor of history at Rhodes College. Frank O. Mora, formerly professor of national security strategy at the National War College, National Defense University, is deputy assistant secretary of defense—western hemisphere.

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