The Americas

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The Americas

By Laurence Duggan
Holt, 1949
242 pp. $3.00
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The late Laurence Duggan, as chief of the State Department's Division of American Republics and later as Political Advisor to the Secretary of State, was one of the chief architects of the Good Neighbor Policy. This posthumous work traces the evolution of our relations with Latin America, with particular attention to the successes and failures to be recorded by the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations. He praises the rôle of Welles in shaping our policy toward our sister republics, and criticizes changes made in that policy after 1943. Above all, he reiterates his firm belief in the necessity of encouraging democratic tendencies among our neighbors.