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The Resource In their own best interest : a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans, Lars Schoultz

In their own best interest : a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans, Lars Schoultz

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In their own best interest : a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans
Title
In their own best interest
Title remainder
a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans
Statement of responsibility
Lars Schoultz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Lars Schoultz explores the culture of "improvement" that defines the attitudes and values shaping all United States policies towards Latin America in the past and present. Schoultz's aim is to find the sources of this political and intellectual culture which has informed our relations with our southern neighbors and which continues to do so despite its faulty premises and its failure to effect change and transformation. Schoultz focuses on two period in the past as critical to embedding the culture and policies of improvement: the Progressive Era, which established the belief in "uplifting" others for their betterment, and the Cold War Era, which established the institutions for sustaining and implementing the process of uplifting a people and state. In Their Own Best Interest: A History of the U.S. Effort to Improve Latin Americans is a powerful historical indictment of a "constellation of beliefs" that has been a central part of Washington's foreign policy establishment and culture. The notion that the United States knows better than its allies and neighbors what is best for each of them resonates beyond Latin America and underlies much of the United States' foreign policies around the world.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schoultz, Lars
Dewey number
327.7308
Index
index present
LC call number
F1418
LC item number
.S395 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politicians
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Politicians
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Latin America
  • United States
Label
In their own best interest : a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans, Lars Schoultz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : altruists and realists -- Establishing the need for improvement -- Uplifting begins : the War of 1898 -- Money doctors, democracy doctors, and marines -- Latin American oppositon and the retreat from protectorates -- Pledging to be a good neighbor -- Breaking new ground : uplifting institutions -- To improve or not to improve? The Cold War question --Cuba determines the answer -- Losing panache, entrenching institutions -- The evolution from economic to political improvement -- Promoting good governance -- Conclusion : whose best interests?
Control code
1020313141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780674984141
Lccn
2017061473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978227875
System control number
(OCoLC)1020313141
Label
In their own best interest : a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans, Lars Schoultz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : altruists and realists -- Establishing the need for improvement -- Uplifting begins : the War of 1898 -- Money doctors, democracy doctors, and marines -- Latin American oppositon and the retreat from protectorates -- Pledging to be a good neighbor -- Breaking new ground : uplifting institutions -- To improve or not to improve? The Cold War question --Cuba determines the answer -- Losing panache, entrenching institutions -- The evolution from economic to political improvement -- Promoting good governance -- Conclusion : whose best interests?
Control code
1020313141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780674984141
Lccn
2017061473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978227875
System control number
(OCoLC)1020313141

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