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America's Interest in Dollarization

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the US interest in dollarization. Formal adoption of the US dollar by other governments creates both opportunities and risks for the United States, political as well as ... More


Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Ellen D. Tillman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626956
eISBN:
9781469628127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The U.S. policy of “Dollar Diplomacy” was designed to replace “dollars for bullets,” to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and increasingly controversial ... More


The US and Britain in South America (c. 1800 to 1939)

Thomas C. Mills

in Post-War Planning on the Periphery: Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy in South America, 1939–1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643882
eISBN:
9780748676699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643882.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides historical background by outlining the changing relative status of the US and Britain in South America prior to the Second World War. Notwithstanding the famous assertion of US ... More


The Roots of Musical Pan Americanism

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter surveys north-south relations apropos the 1891 essay Nuestra América (Our America) by the Cuban patriot José Martí, who defended a broader, more equitable concept of “America” and ... More


Financial Occupations

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the attempts of the National City Bank of New York to take over the banking and financial affairs of the Republic of Haiti. The chapter argues that the bank’s ventures into ... More


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