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June 1979
296 pages  

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Illusions of Conflict
Anglo-American Diplomacy Toward Latin America, 1865-1896
Smith, Joseph
The first comprehensive treatment of Anglo-American political and economic rivalry over Latin America from the Civil War until 1895.

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Joseph Smith is associate professor in American diplomatic history at the University of Exeter.
“Between 1865 and 1895, the United States and Great Britain were often at odds because of their mutual interest in Latin America. . . . In this well-written account of the Anglo-American rivalry, the author presents details of the story from the British as well as the American points of view.”—Lake Charles American Press

“Students of nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. or British relations with Latin America should read this informative and well-written book, which will serve us well for years to come.”—Pacific Historical Review

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Pitt Latin American Series
Latin America/History

This book presents the first comprehensive treatment of Anglo-American rivalry over Latin America in the late nineteenth century, who battled for economic and political influence in the region from the Civil War until 1895, when the Venezuelan boundary dispute came to a head and the Monroe Doctrine was finally recognized by the British. Yet author Joseph Smith posits that this was only an illusion of conflict, that the two major powers has shared objectives all along in the region.


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