Overview[ edit ] Until the end of the 19th century, the United States had a special relationship primarily with nearby Mexico and Cuba. Otherwise, relationships with other Latin American countries were of minor importance to both sides, consisting mostly of a small amount of trade. Apart from Mexico, there was little migration to the United States and little American financial investment. Politically and economically, Latin America apart from Mexico and the Spanish colony of Cuba was largely tied to Britain.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Harvard University Press, Which Way Latin America? Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization. Edited by Andrew F.
Cooper and Jorge Heine. United Nations University Press, Cambridge University Press, In from the Cold: Edited by Gilbert M. Joseph and Daniela Spenser. Duke University Press, The Obama Administration and the Americas: An Agenda for Change.
Edited by Abraham F. Lowenthal, Ted Piccone, and Laurence Whitehead. Brookings Institution Press, More than two decades have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the transfer of the Cold War file from a daily preoccupation of policy makers to a more detached assessment by historians.
Others are seeking to understand U. Still others have turned their gaze forward to offer policies in regard to the region for the new Obama administration. Indeed, some works and policy makers continue to use the mind-sets of the Cold War as though that conflict were still being fought.
With the benefit of newly opened archives, some scholars have nevertheless drawn insights from the depths of the Cold War that improve our understanding of U. Another question is whether U. In what follows, we ask whether the books reviewed here provide any insights in this regard and whether they offer a compass for the future of inter-American relations.
We also offer our own thoughts as to how their various perspectives could be synthesized to address these questions more comprehensively. These are certainly welcome additions, but one needs to ask why the Latin American perspective has largely been omitted from literature on the subject.
There are two reasons, empirical and theoretical. First, almost all Latin American archives were closed to scholars; there were no freedom-of-information instruments that allowed access to government documents, and few scholars tried to interview Latin American policy makers, as they commonly did in the United States.
As a result, scholars spent time looking under the lamppost of U. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
You are not currently authenticated. View freely available titles:Even since most of Latin America gained independence from Spain in the period from to , the region has been the scene of numerous disastrous civil wars and revolutions.
They range from the all-out assault on the authority of the Cuban Revolution to the bickering of Colombia's Thousand Day War, but they all reflect the passion and idealism of the people of Latin America. How did the Enlightenment affect the Revolutions in France, America and Latin America?
franco- gained power after success in war stalin- helped bolsheviks be victorious, beat out trotsky, and became leader H. World History Final Study Guide Vocab. 75 terms. US History. 25 terms. WW1, between the wars, and WW2 study guide. The American Revolution began in , as an open conflict between the United Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain.
Many factors played a role in the colonists' desires to fight for their freedom. Not only did these issues lead to war, they also shaped the foundation of the United States of America. Start studying OGT History.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. During the Spanish-American War, the U.S Navy destroyed the Spanish Fleet in Manila Bay in the Philippines.
the Open Door Policy with China, and the construction of the Panama canal in Latin America were all motivated by. Latin America is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States and its fastest-growing trading partner, as well as the largest source of drugs and U.S.
immigrants, both documented and otherwise, all of which underline the continually evolving relationship between the two.
The end of World War II was not just the end of a war, but also the beginning of a tense and dynamic period that affected society on all levels. This “postwar” period, as it became known, shaped the world as we know it today; likewise.