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The Resource Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators : The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, by Jorrit van den Berk, (electronic resource)

Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators : The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, by Jorrit van den Berk, (electronic resource)

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Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators : The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras
Title
Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators
Title remainder
The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras
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by Jorrit van den Berk
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Language
eng
Summary
Very few works of history, if any, delve into the daily interactions of U.S. Foreign Service members in Latin America during the era of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy. But as Jorrit van den Berk argues, the encounters between these rank-and-file diplomats and local officials reveal the complexities, procedures, intrigues, and shifting alliances that characterized the precarious balance of U.S. foreign relations with right-wing dictatorial regimes. Using accounts from twenty-two ministers and ambassadors, Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators is a careful, sophisticated account of how the U.S. Foreign Service implemented ever-changing State Department directives from the 1930s through the Second World War and early Cold War, and in so doing, transformed the U.S.-Central American relationship. How did Foreign Service officers translate broad policy guidelines into local realities? Could the U.S. fight dictatorships in Europe while simultaneously collaborating with dictators in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras? What role did diplomats play in the standoff between democratic and authoritarian forces? In investigating these questions, Van den Berk draws new conclusions about the political culture of the Foreign Service, its position between Washington policymakers and local actors, and the consequences of foreign intervention.--
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  • History
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • America
  • Military history
  • World politics
  • International relations
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Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators : The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, by Jorrit van den Berk, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Coping with the Caudillos -- 2. The Envoys: The Foreign Service in Central America, 1930–1952 -- 3. Origins: The rise of the caudillos and the defeat of non-recognition, 1930–1934 -- 4. Continuismo: The Good Neighbor and non-interference, 1934–1936 -- 5. Becoming Benign Dictators: The Good Neighbor and fascism, 1936–39 -- 6. The Best of Neighbors: The alliance against fascism, 1939–1944 -- 7. The Casualties of War: The Central American upheavals of 1944 -- 8. The Post-War Moment: An opening for democracy, 1944–1947 -- 9. The Middle of the Road: The Cold War comes to Central America, 1947–1954 -- 10. Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators
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978-3-319-69986-8
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1 online resource (XIII, 336 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319699868
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10.1007/978-3-319-69986-8
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3 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
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absent
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remote
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(OCoLC)1017756022
Label
Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators : The U.S. Foreign Service in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, by Jorrit van den Berk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69986-8
Publication
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mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Coping with the Caudillos -- 2. The Envoys: The Foreign Service in Central America, 1930–1952 -- 3. Origins: The rise of the caudillos and the defeat of non-recognition, 1930–1934 -- 4. Continuismo: The Good Neighbor and non-interference, 1934–1936 -- 5. Becoming Benign Dictators: The Good Neighbor and fascism, 1936–39 -- 6. The Best of Neighbors: The alliance against fascism, 1939–1944 -- 7. The Casualties of War: The Central American upheavals of 1944 -- 8. The Post-War Moment: An opening for democracy, 1944–1947 -- 9. The Middle of the Road: The Cold War comes to Central America, 1947–1954 -- 10. Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators
Control code
978-3-319-69986-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 336 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319699868
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-69986-8
Other physical details
3 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017756022

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