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Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 / Edition 1
     

Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 / Edition 1

by William M. LeoGrande
 

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ISBN-10: 0807848573

ISBN-13: 9780807848579

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The work of a scholar and government advisor, this book chronicles U.S. involvement in Central America between 1977 and 1992, one of the most controversial chapters in the history of American foreign policy.

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The work of a scholar and government advisor, this book chronicles U.S. involvement in Central America between 1977 and 1992, one of the most controversial chapters in the history of American foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807848579
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations Used in the Text

Part I. Origins
1. A New Beginning
2. The Dragons' Teeth of War
3. From Carter to Reagan
4. The Vicar Draws the Line
5. A New Policy for Nicaragua
6. Tough Guys

Part II. El Salvador
7. The Tonic of Elections
8. The War Party Takes Control
9. The President Moves to Center Stage
10. The Politics of Murder
11. From Conflict to Consensus
12. El Salvador Disappears

Part III. Nicaragua
13. Launching the Not-So-Secret War
14. Gunboat Diplomacy
15. Bringing the War to a Head
16. Peace Offensive
17. Project Democracy
18. Getting Back in the Game
19. High Noon
20. Iran-Contra
21. Giving Peace a Chance
22. The Last Hurrah

Part IV. Denouement
23. A Kinder, Gentler Policy?
24. Why Were We in Central America?

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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