A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Alan McPherson (Author)
DescriptionA 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.
- Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere
- Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama
- Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement
- Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations
March 21, 2016
5.5 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Alan McPherson is Professor of International and Area Studies, ConocoPhillips Chair in Latin American Studies, and Director of the Center for the Americas at the University of Oklahoma. He has published eight books, including the prize-winning Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (2003) and The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations (2014).