Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U. S. -Latin American Relations / Edition 2

Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U. S. -Latin American Relations / Edition 2

by Peter H. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195129989

ISBN-13: 9780195129984

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Contrary to widespread expectation, the ending of the Cold War has not produced continuous harmony and cooperation in U.S.-Latin American relations. Instead, NAFTA seems to threaten as much as it promises; economic prospects have been shaken by the Mexican currency crisis; the "war on drugs" continues to escalate; and xenophobic reactions to the migration of Latin…  See more details below

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Contrary to widespread expectation, the ending of the Cold War has not produced continuous harmony and cooperation in U.S.-Latin American relations. Instead, NAFTA seems to threaten as much as it promises; economic prospects have been shaken by the Mexican currency crisis; the "war on drugs" continues to escalate; and xenophobic reactions to the migration of Latin Americans into the United States, typified by California's Proposition 187, seize headlines and editorial pages. Spanning almost two hundred years, Talons of the Eagle tells the turbulent story of U.S.-Latin American relations from the birth of the United States and the new Latin American nations through the Cold War to the present day. Focusing not on U.S. policy alone, but on the intricate network of relationships between the United States and its neighbors, Peter H. Smith sheds penetrating new light on trends and events in the Americas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195129984
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: International Systems and U.S. - Latin American Relations1
IThe Imperial Era
1The European Game11
2The Gospel of Democracy38
3Mr. Roosevelt's Neighborhood63
4Latin America: Responses to Imperialism87
IIThe Cold War
5Closing Ranks117
6Making Friends143
7Crushing Enemies164
8Latin America: Fighting the Cold War190
IIIAge of Uncertainty
9Hegemony by Default219
10The New Economic Agenda249
11Illicit Flows and Military Force284
12Latin America: In Quest of Alternatives318
Conclusion: Structure and Change in U.S.-Latin American Relations353
App.: Statistical Tables371
Notes383
Select Bibliography397
Index405

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