A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean
A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day.
Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhereDeals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of PanamaFeatures also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvementFeatures unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations