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Banana Men : American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930

Banana Men : American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 - 95 edition

Banana Men : American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780813108360

ISBN10: 0813108365

Banana Men : American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 by Lester D. Langley and Thomas D. Schoonover - ISBN 9780813108360
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 1995
International: No
Banana Men : American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 by Lester D. Langley and Thomas D. Schoonover - ISBN 9780813108360

ISBN13: 9780813108360

ISBN10: 0813108365

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95

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Summary

Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the onset of the Depression. The Banana Men is a study of modernization, its benefits, and its often frightful costs. The political and social turmoil of modern Central America cannot be understood without reference to the fifty-year epoch in which the United States imposed its political and economic influence on vulnerable Central American societies. The predicament of Central Americans today, as isthmian peoples know, is rooted in their past, and North Americans have had a great deal to do with the shaping of their history, for better or worse.

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