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The Dominican Republic and the United States

The Dominican Republic and the United States

From Imperialism to Transnationalism

by G. Pope Atkins and Larman C. Wilson
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Publication Date: 30/04/2017
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This study of the political, economic, and sociocultural relationship between the Dominican Republic and the United States follows its evolution from the middle of the nineteenth century to the mid-1990s. It deals with the interplay of these dimensions from each country's perspective and in both 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 love-hate views toward the United States, 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 a Dominican-style democratic system.
ISBN:
9780820352251
9780820352251
Category:
History of the Americas
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-04-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
312
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x21mm
Weight:
0.63kg

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