Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles
The United States and Latin America Since 1945
By (author) Alan McPherson
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Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles by Alan McPherson
Book DescriptionOver the last sixty years, the relationship between the United States and Latin America has been marred by ideological conflict, imbalances of power, and economic disparity. The U.S.-sponsored coup in Guatemala, the near lynching of Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuela, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion are a few reminders of the sometimes dramatic confrontations between North and South. Yet this relationship has also been characterized by accelerating economic and cultural interdependence that is significantly altering the old paradigm of U.S. hegemony and Latin American resistance. Alan McPherson uses multinational sources to survey and analyze the history of this relationship. Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles reflects the most up-to-date research on state-to-state interactions and recognizes the influence of culture and non-state actors on international relations. Major topics include the debate over economic dependency, the U.S. response to revolutions in Latin America during the Cold War, military interventions and covert operations, human rights, migration, the North American Free Trade Agreement and economic integration, the Iran-Contra affair, the war on drugs, and Latinos in the United States. The author's concise narrative and selection of primary-source documents offer an ideal introduction to U.S.-Latin American relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the dynamic interplay between these hemispheric neighbors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781574888751
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan McPherson
Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Paperback (April 2016)
A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day.
Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles, Paperback (March 2006)
Over the last sixty years, the relationship between the United States and Latin America has been marred by ideological conflict, imbalances of power, and economic disparity. The U.S.
Yankee No!, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Alan McPherson
Winner of the Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title and the A B Thomas Book Award Sponsored by the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, this book sheds light on the controversial and pressing problem of anti-US sentiment in the world by examining the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin America.
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