Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U. S. -Latin American Relations
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Description: In 1958, angry Venezuelans attacked Vice President Richard Nixon in Caracas, opening a turbulent decade in Latin American-U.S. relations. In Yankee No! Alan McPherson sheds much-needed light on the controversial and pressing problem of anti-U.S. sentiment in the world. Examining the roots of anti-Americanism in Latin America, McPherson focuses on three major crises: the Cuban Revolution, the 1964 Panama riots, and U.S. intervention in the Dominican Republic. Deftly combining cultural and political analysis, he demonstrates the shifting and complex nature of anti-Americanism in each country and the love-hate ambivalence of most Latin Americans toward the United States. When rising panic over "Yankee hating" led Washington to try to contain foreign hostility, the government displayed a surprisingly coherent and consistent response, maintaining an ideological self-confidence that has outlasted a Latin American diplomacy torn between resentment and admiration of the United States. However, McPherson warns, U.S. leaders run a great risk if they continue to ignore the deeper causes of anti-Americanism. Written with dramatic flair, Yankee No! is a timely, compelling, and carefully researched contribution to international history.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction Anti-Americanism as Historical Problem|
|The Road to Caracas Or, Richard Nixon Must Get Stoned|
|Cuba, 1959 Revolutionary Anti-Americanism and U.S. Panic|
|Panama, 1964 Conservative Anti-Americanism and U.S. Pragmatism|
|Dominican Republic, 1965 Episodic Anti-Americanism and U.S. Containment Epilogue Toward Global Anti-Americanism|