Empires Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism Greg Grandin

ISBN: 9780805077384

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Empires Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism  by  Greg Grandin

Empires Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
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An eye-opening examination of Latin Americas role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tacticsIn recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administrations aggressive foreign policy. In theirMoreAn eye-opening examination of Latin Americas role as proving ground for U.S.

imperial strategies and tacticsIn recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administrations aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions of Germany and Japan. Yet they consistently ignore the one place where the United States had its most formative imperial experience: Latin America.A brilliant excavation of a long-obscured history, Empires Workshop is the first book to show how Latin America has functioned as a laboratory for American extraterritorial rule.

Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States imperial operations, from Thomas Jeffersons aspirations for an empire of liberty in Cuba and Spanish Florida, to Ronald Reagans support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bushs policies to Latin America, where many of the administrations leading lights--John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich--first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free-market economics and first enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures.With much of Latin America now in open rebellion against U.S.

domination, Grandin concludes with a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America--its own backyard workshop--what are the chances it will do so for the world?



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