America's backyard : the United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror / Grace Livingstone.

By: Livingstone, GraceMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : London : New York, NY : Zed Books ; Latin America Bureau ; Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2009Description: vii, 270 p. : ill., charts, maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9781848132139 (hardback); 1848132131 (hardback); 9781848132146 (pbk.); 184813214X (pbk.)Subject(s): Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America | Latin America -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Latin America -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Geschichte 1823-2008 | Latin America Foreign relations United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: America's backyard.DDC classification: 327.8073 LOC classification: F1418 | .L58 2009Other classification: ML 5800 | 15.85 | 15.87 | 15.88 | 7,26
Contents:
Introduction -- The Monroe Doctrine to the Second World War -- The Cold War : the Guatemalan coup and the Cuban Revolution -- The Alliance for Progress -- The military governments of the 1970s -- Reagan and the Central American tragedy -- The end of the Cold War, 1989-2001 -- George W. Bush and the 'War on Terror' -- Why US drugs policy doesn't work -- Money, multinationals and misery -- Coca-Cola, cartoons and caricature -- Postscript -- Appendix A: US military interventions in Latin America in the twentieth century -- Appendix B: Latin American dictators who took training courses at the School of the Americas.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
F1418 .L58 2009 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001969245

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-256) and index.

Introduction -- The Monroe Doctrine to the Second World War -- The Cold War : the Guatemalan coup and the Cuban Revolution -- The Alliance for Progress -- The military governments of the 1970s -- Reagan and the Central American tragedy -- The end of the Cold War, 1989-2001 -- George W. Bush and the 'War on Terror' -- Why US drugs policy doesn't work -- Money, multinationals and misery -- Coca-Cola, cartoons and caricature -- Postscript -- Appendix A: US military interventions in Latin America in the twentieth century -- Appendix B: Latin American dictators who took training courses at the School of the Americas.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Livingstone is a journalist who specializes in Latin America. Her work presents an overview of US foreign policy in Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the present. Some emphasis is placed on the last three decades. Livingstone attempts to present a balanced portrait of US policies (she tries to provide the point of view of both Latin America and the US). What emerges, however, is a sorry record of US intervention in the internal affairs of several countries in the region. Some examples include the Pinochet ouster in Chile, death squads in El Salvador, and the war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. The second half of the book has thematic chapters on culture, economics, and drugs. The US government's counter-narcotics policy is presented as having failed to reduce the supply of cocaine but having created havoc for the environment. The chapter on culture explains how Latin Americans and North Americans view each other. The author contends that the last two decades of free market economics have resulted in " ... increased poverty and misery in Latin America." Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. S. Robey University of Texas at Brownsville

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Grace Livingstone is a journalist specializing in Latin American affairs. She was a reporter for The Guardian in Venezuela and has also worked for the BBC World Service and written for the Observer, the New Statesman and the Tablet. She is the author of Inside Colombia: Drugs, Democracy and War.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.