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Troubled Neighbors : The Story of US-Latin American Relations from FDR to the Present - Henry Raymont

Troubled Neighbors

The Story of US-Latin American Relations from FDR to the Present

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2005
ISBN: 9780813343037
Number Of Pages: 351

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At one time the US and Latin America defined themselves in common as new and American, in contrast to the old, European order, and they enjoyed a period of friendship and cooperation based on that sustaining sense of commonality. With the advent of the Cold War, however, hemispheric solidarity and alliance faded fast, as the US became preoccupied with other regions of the world it deemed of deeper strategic significance. The United States and Latin America now largely define each other as negative reference points, instead of as neighbors and allies. In "Troubled Neighbors," Henry Raymont-journalist for four decades, author, lecturer, teacher, and consultant-presents a journalist's observations on the pendulum swings in US-Latin American relations over the past half-century. The book is organized chronologically, with a chapter devoted to each of the administrations from FDR to Bill Clinton and an epilogue covering the first term of the George W. Bush administration. Straightforward organization: The book is chronologically organized, with a chapter devoted in turn to each administration from FDR to George W. Bush. Experienced author, an expert in the field.

Introductionp. 1
The past as prologue : the old world's vision of the newp. 7
Convergence : the Roosevelt erap. 25
Transition : Harry S. Trumanp. 69
The Eisenhower erap. 91
John F. Kennedyp. 127
Lyndon Baines Johnsonp. 157
Richard Milhous Nixonp. 177
Gerald Fordp. 195
Jimmy Carterp. 211
The Reagan era : a chronicle of an administration foretoldp. 233
George H. W. Bush : return to pragmatismp. 259
Bill Clinton and the politics of tradep. 281
Epiloguep. 301
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ISBN: 9780813343037
ISBN-10: 0813343038
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 3rd February 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1