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Doing Business with the Dictators : A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944 - Paul J. Dosal

Doing Business with the Dictators

A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944

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The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566, 000 acres, employed 20, 000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's 719 miles of railroad, making the multinat

The book is an absolute must for those interested in the region. It has solid footnotes, a good bibliography, and a workable index. CHOICE Sheds important light on U.S. economic penetration of Latin America in the first half of this century. Booklist

Acknowledgments
Figures and Maps
Introductionp. 1
The Liberals Lay the Foundationsp. 17
An Empire Is Bornp. 37
Minor Keith and Caudillo Politicsp. 55
United Fruit, Cuyamel, and the Battle for Motagua, Part Ip. 75
The Democratic Interludep. 95
The Puerto Barrios Strikep. 119
The Battle for Motagua, Part IIp. 141
Expansion to the Pacificp. 161
The Octopusp. 183
The United States versus United Fruitp. 205
Epiloguep. 225
Bibiographyp. 233
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780842024754
ISBN-10: 0842024751
Series: Latin American Silhouettes (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1
Published: 1st July 1993
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.75  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62