Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American by Michael J. LaRosa, Frank O. Mora

By Michael J. LaRosa, Frank O. Mora

The historical past of U.S.–Latin American family members has been characterised by means of a posh fusion of tensions, collaboration, misperceptions, and intervention. delivering a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this accomplished reader strains the often-troubled courting from the beginnings of the 19th century to the presidency of Barack Obama. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this 3rd version contains unique essays on seriously very important matters comparable to immigration, the surroundings, and the Obama administration’s coverage towards the sector. as well as this extra coverage part, one other new part explores cultural concerns reminiscent of tourism, football, and the media.

The readings are framed via the editors’ establishing bankruptcy at the heritage of the connection, introductory essays for every of the seven components, and abstracts for every choice. scholars who use this e-book will research that U.S.–Latin American family members were deeply inspired through dynamic, regularly evolving scholarly interpretations in either hemispheres. 16 years after the 1st variation used to be released, the editors are extra confident because the hemisphere unites round exchange, tradition, tourism and an evolving mutual appreciation. Methodologically interdisciplinary, but comparative and ancient in association and constitution, this article is going to profit all readers drawn to the wealthy ancient, social, and political “American” courting.

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This race is multiplying not only more rapidly than any other European race, but far more rapidly than all the races of continental Europe. 89 percent. If this rate of increase is sustained for a century (and it is more likely to fall, as Europe becomes more crowded), the population on the continent in 1980 will be 534,000,000; while the one Anglo-Saxon race, if it should multiply for a hundred years as it increased from 1870 to 1880, would, in 1980, number 1,343,000,000 souls; but we cannot reasonably expect this ratio of increase to be sustained so long.

With a single voice the hymn is already being sung; the present generation is carrying industrious America along the road enriched by their sublime fathers; from Rio Grande to the strains of Magellan, the Great Semi, astride its condor, spread the seed of the new America over the romantic nations of the continent and the sorrowful islands of the sea! indb 40 2/19/15 1:57 PM 4 Mark Twain Philip S. Foner This excerpt from Philip Foner’s Mark Twain: Social Critic represents an intriguing moment in Mark Twain’s life.

Kirkpatrick, “Dictatorship and Double Standards,” Commentary 68 (November 1979): 34–45. indb 18 2/19/15 1:57 PM Introduction 19 25. See Howard Wiarda, American Foreign Policy toward Latin America in the 80s and 90s: Issues and Controversies from Reagan to Bush (New York: New York University Press, 1992), 12–34. 26. S. , Confronting Revolution: Securing through Diplomacy in Central America (New York: Pantheon, 1986). 27. Dov S. Zakheim, “The Grenada Operation and Superpower Relations: A Perspective from the Pentagon,” in Grenada and Soviet/Cuba Policy: Internal Crisis and US/OECS Intervention, ed.

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