Central America and the United States

The Search for Stability

Title Details

Pages: 264

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 09/01/1991

ISBN: 9-780-8203-1321-4

List Price: $29.95

Central America and the United States

The Search for Stability

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In this study, Thomas Leonard examines the history of relations between the United States and the countries of Central America. Placing those relations in their political, cultural, and economic contexts, he illuminates the role of such factors as the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850, William Walker's invasions of Nicaragua, Theodore Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904, the "Dollar Diplomacy" of the 1910s, and Ronald Reagan's support of the contra war.

Central America and the United States is the fourth volume in The United States and the Americas, a series of books assessing relations between the United States and its neighbors to the south and north: Mexico, Central America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Andean Republics (Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia), Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Canada. Lester D. Langley is the general editor of the series.

About the Author/Editor

THOMAS M. LEONARD is a professor of history at the University of North Florida. His books include A Guide to Central American Collections in the United States and Castro and the Cuban Revolution.