The Dominican Republic and the United States: From Imperialsim to Transnationalism

The Dominican Republic and the United States: From Imperialsim to Transnationalism

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Overview

This study of the political, economic, and socio-cultural relationship between the Dominican Republic and the United States follows the evolution of that relationship from the middle of the nineteenth century to the mid-1990s, dealing with the interplay of these dimensions from each country's perspective and in private and public interactions.

From the U.S. viewpoint, important issues include interpretation of the rise and fall of the Dominican Republic's strategic importance, the legacy of military intervention and occupation, the problem of Dominican dictatorship and instability, and vacillating U.S. efforts to "democratize" the country. From the Dominican perspective, the essential themes involve foreign policies adopted from a position of relative weakness, ambivalent feelings about U.S. intervention, emphasis on economic interests and the movement of Dominicans between the two countries, international political isolation, the adversarial relationship with neighboring Haiti, and the legacy of dictatorship and the uneven evolution of an independent democratic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820319308
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: United States and the Americas Series
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
1Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Foundations6
2United States Imperialism37
3The Trujillo Regime, Nonintervention, and World War II65
4The Trujillo Regime and the Cold War86
5The Post-Trujillo Aftermath, 1961-1966119
6The Balaguer Regime, 1966-1978150
7Dominican Democratization, 1978-1986171
8The Second Balaguer Regime, 1986-1996, and the Election of Fernandez200
Epilogue225
Notes233
Bibliographical Essay267
Index285

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