Testing the Peripheries: U.S.-Yugoslav Economic Relations in the Interwar Years

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Testing the Peripheries, the first book to deal with the U.S.-Yugoslav interwar relations, discusses private business contacts as well as government-to-government involvement, and places Yugoslavia in a comparative context, particularly vis-a-vis war debts and the Hoover Moratorium. Killer's use of Yugoslav archival sources gives her a perspective not available from American sources alone. Testing the Peripheries provides a needed perspective both of U.S. economic influences on small, peripheral economies; and, ...

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Overview

Testing the Peripheries, the first book to deal with the U.S.-Yugoslav interwar relations, discusses private business contacts as well as government-to-government involvement, and places Yugoslavia in a comparative context, particularly vis-a-vis war debts and the Hoover Moratorium. Killer's use of Yugoslav archival sources gives her a perspective not available from American sources alone. Testing the Peripheries provides a needed perspective both of U.S. economic influences on small, peripheral economies; and, most immediately, on economic relations between the U.S. and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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An examination of US-Yugoslavian economic relations from the creation of Yugoslavia on December 1, 1918 through the German invasion on April 6, 1941--with a view to determining what in those interwar relations might be applicable to present day relations between the West and post-1989 Eastern Europe. Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880332798
  • Publisher: East European Monographs
  • Publication date: 3/24/1994
  • Series: East European Monographs, #38
  • Pages: 234

Meet the Author

Linda Killen is professor and acting chair in the department of history at Radford University.

East European Monographs

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations Used in Footnotes
Ch. I Introduction 1
Ch. II A Slow Start 15
Ch. III Loans and the Blair Connection 45
Ch. IV Settling Accounts: Milan Stojadinovic and Yugoslavia's War Debts to the United States, 1922-26 73
Ch. V A Few Good Years: Loans, Direct Investments, and Trade, 1927-31 97
Ch. VI Dilemma Diplomacy: The United States and Yugoslavia's Rejection of the Hoover Moratorium 125
Ch. VII Depression 149
Ch. VIII Between Rocks and Hard Places 171
Ch. IX Conclusion 205
Bibliography 217
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