Latin America and the Transformation of U.S. Strategic Thought, 1936-1940

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Latin America and the Transformation of U.S. Strategic Thought, 1936-1940

By David G. Haglund
University of New Mexico Press, 1984
280 pp. $19.95
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This well-researched monograph argues convincingly that American leaders feared that a Nazi victory in Europe would threaten United States security in Latin America. More than any other factor this fear undermined the isolationist posture. This is a useful corrective to historical accounts of the Second World War written as if Latin America did not exist.

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