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In Their Own Best Interest

A History of the U.S. Effort to Improve Latin Americans

  • Introduction: Altruists and Realists
  • 1. Establishing the Need for Improvement
  • 2. Uplifting Begins: The War of 1898
  • 3. Money Doctors, Democracy Doctors, and Marines
  • 4. Latin American Opposition and the Retreat from Protectorates
  • 5. Pledging to Be a Good Neighbor
  • 6. Breaking New Ground: Uplifting Institutions
  • 7. To Improve or Not to Improve? The Cold War Question
  • 8. Cuba Determines the Answer
  • 9. Losing Panache, Entrenching Institutions
  • 10. The Evolution from Economic to Political Improvement
  • 11. Promoting Good Governance
  • Conclusion: Whose Best Interests?
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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