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The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations

Alan McPherson

Abstract

In 1912 the United States sent troops into a Nicaraguan civil war, solidifying a decades-long era of military occupations in Latin America driven by the desire to rewrite the political rules of the hemisphere. For the first time, Alan McPherson takes us inside the resistance to the three longest occupations—in Nicaragua (1912–1933), Haiti (1915–1934), and the Dominican Republic (1916–1924). He asks why the invaded resisted and why the troops eventually left. Confronting the assumption that lofty nationalism primarily motivated resisters, McPherson finds more concrete—yet also more passionate—r ... More

Keywords: United States, Latin America, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, occupation, resistance, political culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343038
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343038.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan McPherson, author
Howard University