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Beneath the United States

Beneath the United States

A History of U. S. Policy Toward Latin America

  • Author: Lars Schoultz
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674043282
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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In this sweeping history of United States policy toward Latin America, Lars Schoultz shows that the United States has always perceived Latin America as a fundamentally inferior neighbor, unable to manage its affairs and stubbornly underdeveloped. This perception of inferiority was apparent from the beginning. John Quincy Adams, who first established diplomatic relations with Latin America, believed that Hispanics were "lazy, dirty, nasty...a parcel of hogs." In the early nineteenth century, ex-President John Adams declared that any effort to implant democracy in Latin America was "as absurd as similar plans would be to establish democracies among the birds, beasts, and fishes." Drawing on extraordinarily rich archival sources, Schoultz, one of the country's foremost Latin America scholars, shows how these core beliefs have not changed for two centuries. We have combined self-interest with a "civilizing mission"--a self-abnegating effort by a superior people to help a substandard civilization overcome its defects. William Howard Taft felt the way to accomplish this task was "to knock their heads together until they should maintain peace," while in 1959 CIA Director Allen Dulles warned that "the new Cuban officials had to be treated more or less like children." Schoultz shows that the policies pursued reflected these deeply held convictions. While political correctness censors the expression of such sentiments today, the actions of the United States continue to assume the political and cultural inferiority of Latin America. Schoultz demonstrates that not until the United States perceives its southern neighbors as equals can it anticipate a constructive hemispheric alliance.

Beneath the United States

Beneath the United States

a history of U.S. policy toward Latin America

  • Author: Lars Schoultz
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 476
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"Excellent and well-written history of US foreign policy toward Latin America emphasizes often depreciative view that Washington statesmen had of their neighbors to the south. Based on extensive research of correspondence, speeches, and other foreign poli

Beneath the United States , A History of U.S. Policy toward Latin America

Beneath the United States , A History of U.S. Policy toward Latin America

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1619053748
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 82
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Our Own Backyard

Our Own Backyard

The United States in Central America, 1977-1992

  • Author: William M. LeoGrande
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807898802
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 792
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In this remarkable and engaging book, William LeoGrande offers the first comprehensive history of U.S. foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. From the overthrow of the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua and the outbreak of El Salvador's civil war in the late 1970s to the final regional peace settlements negotiated a decade later, he chronicles the dramatic struggles--in Washington and Central America--that shaped the region's destiny. For good or ill, LeoGrande argues, Central America's fate hinged on decisions that were subject to intense struggles among, and within, Congress, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House--decisions over which Central Americans themselves had little influence. Like the domestic turmoil unleashed by Vietnam, he says, the struggle over Central America was so divisive that it damaged the fabric of democratic politics at home. It inflamed the tug-of-war between Congress and the executive branch over control of foreign policy and ultimately led to the Iran-contra affair, the nation's most serious political crisis since Watergate.

Shattered Hope

Shattered Hope

The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

  • Author: Piero Gleijeses
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691025568
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no other Central American country was U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, charges Piero Gleijeses. Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed on no single "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and passion, this study analyzes the history and downfall of what seems in retrospect to have been Guatemala's best government, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, by a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs "Piero Gleijeses offers a historical road map that may serve as a guide for future generations. . . . [Readers] will come away with an understanding of the foundation of a great historical tragedy."--Saul Landau, The Progressive "[Gleijeses's] academic rigor does not prevent him from creating an accessible, lucid, almost journalistic account of an episode whose tragic consequences still reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal

Beneath the Citadel

Beneath the Citadel

  • Author: Destiny Soria
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1683353854
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 480
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In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt. Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her, and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city—or themselves.

Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy

Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy

Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present

  • Author: Moon-Kie Jung
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804795223
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Racism has never been simple. It wasn't more obvious in the past, and it isn't less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to upend and deepen our understanding. In Moon-Kie Jung's unsettling book, Dred Scott v. Sandford, the notorious 1857 Supreme Court case, casts a shadow over current immigration debates and the "war on terror." The story of a 1924 massacre of Filipino sugar workers in Hawai'i pairs with statistical relentlessness of Black economic suffering to shed light on hidden dimensions of mass ignorance and indifference. The histories of Asians, Blacks, Latina/os, and Natives relate in knotty ways. State violence and colonialism come to the fore in taking measure of the United States, past and present, while the undue importance of assimilation and colorblindness recedes. Ultimately, Jung challenges the dominant racial common sense and develops new concepts and theory for radically rethinking and resisting racisms.

Beneath a Meth Moon

Beneath a Meth Moon

  • Author: Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101559799
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. Yet Laurel is haunted by voices and memories from her past. When T-Boom introduces Laurel to meth, she immediately falls under its spell, loving the way it erases, even if only briefly, her past. But as she becomes alienated from her friends and family, she becomes a shell of her former self, and longs to be whole again. With help from an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee, she's able to begin to rewrite her story and start to move on from her addiction. Incorporating Laurel's bittersweet memories of life before and during the hurricane, this is a stunning novel by one of our finest writers. Jacqueline Woodson's haunting - but ultimately hopeful - story is beautifully told and one readers will not want to miss.

Emperors in the Jungle

Emperors in the Jungle

The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama

  • Author: John Lindsay-Poland
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822330981
  • Category: History
  • Page: 265
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DIVFocuses on environmental, policy, and human rights dimensions of the activities of the U.S. military in Panama, analyzing the guiding mythologies and racial stereotypes behind the US's colonialism in the region./div

Beneath a Ruthless Sun

Beneath a Ruthless Sun

A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

  • Author: Gilbert King
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399183434
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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"Compelling, insightful and important, Beneath a Ruthless Sun exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation. A fascinating examination of an injustice story all too familiar and still largely ignored, an engaging and essential read." --Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Devil in the Grove, the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a "husky Negro" did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. But crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who was protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence begin to surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful, page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still.

Latin America Confronts the United States

Latin America Confronts the United States

Asymmetry and Influence

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1107121248
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Beneath the Neon

Beneath the Neon

Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

  • Author: Matthew O'Brien
  • Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
  • ISBN: 0929712390
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 293
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Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O’Brien’s adventures in subterranean Las Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a raging flood. He parties with naked crackheads. He learns how to make meth, that art is most beautiful where it’s least expected, that in many ways, he prefers underground Las Vegas to aboveground Las Vegas, and that there are no pots of gold under the neon rainbow.

Island Beneath the Sea

Island Beneath the Sea

A Novel

  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780062002891
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.” — Los Angeles Times From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

Fire Beneath the Ashes

Fire Beneath the Ashes

The United States and Iran: a Historic Perspective 1829–1947

  • Author: Dr. Hooshang Guilak
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1456836765
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 359
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The author painstakingly analyses the relation of the two countries. He illustrates the great achievement of those Americans who came to Iran without any government affi liation. They accomplished their goal with self sacrifi ces and devotion. Many of them gave their lives for what they believed, thus creating tremendous respect for the Americans. Vis--vis to the individuals, he points out the failure of the United States government almost, in every respect. He exemplifi es the shortcomings of most of the American representatives in Iran. He demonstrates that the majority of them were totally unaware of the culture and the way of life in Iran, making them severely handicapped. He points out to the utmost reliance placed by the American administration to the British opinions and guidance which they followed blindly, causing irreparable damage to the integrity of the United States, not only in Iran but in the whole Middle East.

Beneath the Pines

Beneath the Pines

A Novel

  • Author: Janet Beard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780976389545
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 267
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In 1957, Mary Alice McDonnell was a rebellious teenager in love with a rich Yankee boy, Michael Harrison, who had just moved to her small Virginia mountain town - much to the chagrin of her strict God-fearing mother, Lavinia. By 2004, Mary Alice has become a sixty-three-year-old spinster biology teacher who hasn't spoken to her mother in over forty years. When Lavinia dies, Mary Alice's graduate-student niece, Claire, inherits the family house and moves to Virginia, bringing along a deep curiosity about her family's dark past, as well as news of the long-lost Michael Harrison.

Beneath the Sea in 3-D

Beneath the Sea in 3-D

  • Author: Mark Blum
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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A collection of three dimensional photographs of deep sea creatures, including sea turtles, angelfish, and nudibranchs, with a description of each one

A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

  • Author: Howard Zinn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317325303
  • Category: History
  • Page: 744
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations

A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations

Social, Political, and Economic Implications

  • Author: Eric Hershberg,William M. LeoGrande
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319295950
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 205
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This book explores the diverse consequences of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement between the United States and Cuba after more than half a century of estrangement. Economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in accessible fashion by leading experts from Cuba, the United States, Europe, and Latin America. What opportunities arise through the opening of diplomatic relations, and what issues may be obstacles to normalization? What are the implications for the Cuban economy, for its political system, and for ties with members of the Cuban diaspora? What are the implications for US relations elsewhere in Latin America? This up-to-date account addresses these and other questions about this new direction in US-Cuban relations.

Beneath the Shadows

Beneath the Shadows

  • Author: Sara Foster
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466802642
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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In this thrilling gothic suspense debut by Sara Foster in the tradition of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah, a young mother searches Yorkshire's windswept moors for the truth behind her husband's mysterious disappearance. THE ANSWERS ARE HIDING BENEATH THE SHADOWS When Grace's husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath. Everyone—the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister—is convinced that Adam left her. But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation. She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues, and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time. "A haunting tale of loss and one woman's search for the truth no matter the consequences. This vividly written novel will leave you breathless and as chilled as the starkly beautiful North Yorkshire moors where this compelling story unfolds." –Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of These Things Hidden