Summary: LaFeber traces U.S.-Central American relations over the past 150 years.He contends that the current revolutionary climate in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador is not simply attributable to Soviet or Cuban mischief making, but instead is largely the outcome of long-standing U.S. policy. (Libr J) Bibliography. Index. This is a revised and updated edition of Inevitable Revolutions (BRD 1984)."Washington's recent policy, this book ar ...show moregues, is historically consistent for two reasons: first, for more than a century (if not since 1790), North Americans have been staunchly antirevolutionary; and second, U.S. power has been the dominant outside (and often inside) force shaping the societies against which Central Americans have rebelled. . . . These two themes -- the U.S. fear of certain kinds of revolution and the way the U.S. system ironically helped cause revolutions in Central America -- form the basis of this book." (Introduction) Annotated bibliography. Index. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 93
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