Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-5381-0222-0 • Hardback • July 2017 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-5381-0223-7 • eBook • July 2017 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is Professor of Political Science in the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at the City College and Professor in the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. She is a specialist in foreign policy, diplomacy and development, particularly with respect to small states (and specifically Caribbean states) as well as the nations of the global south in general.
Clifford E. Griffin is Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, teaching in the Department of Political Science, School of Public & International Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. His ongoing collaborations include a University of London Institute of the Americas research project on the role of Westminster in the Caribbean and two projects with the University of São Paulo on building democracy.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
- The Monroe Doctrine (extract)
- The Platt Amendment (extract)
- The Roosevelt Corollary
- President Ronald Reagan’s Speech on the Caribbean basin Initiative (extract)
- President H. W. Bush’s Speech on the Enterprise of the Americas Initiative
- President Barack Obama on the Normalization of Relations with Cuba
About the Authors
The relationship with the small Caribbean nations and their bigger neighbor to the North has been both a source of conflict and enlightenment. While U.S. culture and manufactured goods dominate the region, the relationship between the two parties has been a rocky one over the past three centuries. This excellent historical dictionary treats each topic in a uniform, unbiased fashion. Topics include, among others: Bay of Pigs Invasion, Eric Matthew Gairy, Papa Doc, Guantanamo Bay, Congress of Vienna, Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump, Che Guevara, and the Caribbean Diaspora. Also included is a collection of topics under the theme ‘United States, Interventions in …’ which chronicles more direct attempts by Washington to influence local political outcomes in the region. In addition to the historical dictionary section, the authors have provided a map, acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, a 21-page introduction, a bibliography, and the text of historical documents.... Overall this is a handy guide to United States-Caribbean relations that will provide basic information on topics of interest.
— American Reference Books Annual