Tangled destinies : Latin America and the United States / by Don M. Coerver and Linda B. Hall.

By: Coerver, Don M, 1943-Contributor(s): Hall, Linda B. (Linda Biesele), 1939-Material type: TextTextSeries: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.): Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1999Edition: 1st edDescription: xii, 289 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 0826321186 (alk. paper); 9780826321183 (alk. paper); 0826321178 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780826321176 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Latin America -- Relations -- United States | United States -- Relations -- Latin AmericaAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Tangled destinies.; Online version:: Tangled destinies.DDC classification: 327.7308 LOC classification: F1418 | .C662 1999Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
The colony and the new nation to 1848 -- Regional power and emerging imperialism -- The era of intervention, 1898-1920 -- World power and regional concerns, 1920-1945 -- Cold War and social revolution -- From detente to the debt crisis -- After the Cold War -- The Latino Diaspora in the United States -- The drug connection -- Epilogue: the issues before us.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-280) and index.

The colony and the new nation to 1848 -- Regional power and emerging imperialism -- The era of intervention, 1898-1920 -- World power and regional concerns, 1920-1945 -- Cold War and social revolution -- From detente to the debt crisis -- After the Cold War -- The Latino Diaspora in the United States -- The drug connection -- Epilogue: the issues before us.

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Tangled Destinies presents important aspects of Latin American history in episodic fashion, which allows students to read and reflect on discrete events while still maintaining a perspective on their place in larger, evolving issues. Coerver and Hall organized the book chronologically to easily complement most existing academic courses. In addition, they have included an appendix that outlines events from 1776 to 1998 and an epilogue that poses thoughtful insights on the possible direction of future foreign policy decisions. Both of these are helpful to students who want to place events in context and/or isolate issues for discussion. Each of the nine chapters introduces a vignette and proceeds to a point-counterpoint section. For example, chapter 3, on the era of intervention, 1898-1920, starts with a vignette on the punitive expedition to Mexico, and the point-counterpoint section focuses on Panama and the canal. The book is well written and the selected material is engaging. Faculty and students will find this a useful introduction to United States-Latin American relations. D. Baldwin University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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