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“To Combine the Training of the Head and the Hands”: The 1930 Robert R. Moton Education Commission in Haiti

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the latter stages of U.S. military intervention in Haiti, which took violent and obtrusive turns in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries under the U.S. president Herbert ... More


North Vietnamese Policy under the American Threat

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the role of the global and regional balance of power in the evolution of North Vietnam's strategy in the South from 1954–1965. It illustrates how North Vietnamese concern about ... More


Operation Fin de Fidel and U.S. Weapons: Anti-Americanism Ascendant

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“It is nearly impossible not to intervene in a country as closely associated as with us as Cuba,” Earl E. T. Smith stated a few years after being ambassador. Smith intervened to save the Batista ... More


The Value of Multilateral Legitimacy

Stefano Recchia

in Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors: U.S. Civil-Military Relations and Multilateral Intervention

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452918
eISBN:
9781501701559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452918.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the value of multilateral legitimacy to powerful countries—such as the United States—by studying three explanations. First, policymakers have internalized new international ... More


The Age of Global Power

Marilyn B. Young

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the age of global power in the United States. It states that for the past five years, the United States has been the most powerful country in the world. One problem for ... More


Negative Feedback: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Missile Defense on Chinese Arms-Control and Nonproliferation Policies

in Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices, 1980-2004

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755528
eISBN:
9780804768245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the hypothesized connection between U.S. policy intervention and changes in China's nonproliferation behavior from a different angle. It investigates U.S.-China disputes over ... More


Time of Hope, 1964–1967

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres

in The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747182
eISBN:
9781501747205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747182.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how, between 1964 and 1969, relations between the U.S. government and the Chilean government were conducted mostly through the channels established by the work of U.S. ... More


Revolution and Intervention in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the tragic dialectic between Caribbean governments seeking to implement socioeconomic change in the 1960s and U.S. opposition and intervention in response. The chapter explores, ... More


Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions

Elizabeth N. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449222
eISBN:
9780801460999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449222.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

One of the most contentious issues in contemporary foreign policy—especially in the United States—is the use of military force to intervene in the domestic affairs of other states. Some military ... More


U.S. Occupations in the Independent Caribbean

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the three largest and only independent nations of the Caribbean at the turn of the twentieth century – Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic – and their vulnerability to and ... More


Words Are Not Enough: Building a Human Rights Agenda in the Shadow of the Past

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the early development of the Carter administration's human rights agenda, built in tandem with a new approach to U.S.–Latin American relations during its first year in office. ... More


“No Place to Fight a War”: Washington Backs Away from Laos

Seth Jacobs

in The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines John F. Kennedy’s decision against U.S. military intervention in Laos during his April 27, 1961 meeting with congressional leaders. When the National Security Council (NSC) ... More


War

Gerald E. Poyo

in Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

José D. Poyo had always argued for a self-sufficient revolutionary movement dedicated to Cuba’s absolute independence. When the war commenced in 1895, the rapid movement of Cuban forces from east to ... More


The Anticommunist International: The Philippine Front in a Global War against Communism

Colleen Woods

in Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter outlines how, by the late 1940s, the Philippine state—with the support of U.S. military dollars, equipment, and advisers—launched a war against its own citizens in the name of global ... More


Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034577
eISBN:
9780813038247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034577.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

From a position of urgent political engagement, this book offers interpretations of several well-known Haitian-born authors, particularly regarding United States intervention in their homeland. ... More


A Dirty, Half-Hidden War: The CIA and U.S.-Philippine Covert Operations in Southeast Asia

Colleen Woods

in Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter assesses the formation of a private paramilitary organization in the 1950s by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents who were associated with Edward Lansdale, as well as by a group of ... More


Like Cuba and the Philippines

Jessica M. Kim

in Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651347
eISBN:
9781469651361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651347.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores how investors based in Los Angeles expected the U.S. government to intervene on their behalf to protect personal and urban interests from the unrest caused by the Mexican ... More


Conclusion

Tiffany A. Sippial

in Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840–1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608938
eISBN:
9781469612706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608938.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This study of Cuban prostitution is firmly grounded in a desire to understand the untidy dynamics of nation building in a colonial and postcolonial setting. It notes that unlike in many other Latin ... More


The Golden Years of Human Rights?

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter explains that for Movement advocates, the human rights vision of the 1970s was intimately connected with a reckoning with the U.S. failures of Vietnam, Cold War national ... More


Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

“To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world," write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and ... More


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