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Latin America During World War II
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Part 1 PART I: Central America during World War II Chapter 2 Mexico: Industrialization Through Unity Chapter 3 Central America: On the Periphery Chapter 4 Panama: Nationalism and the Challenge to Canal Security Chapter 5 Dominican Republic: The Axis, the Allies and the Trujillo Dictatorship Chapter 6 Puerto Rico: Quiet Participant Part 7 PART II: South America during World War II Chapter 8 Bolivarian Nations: Securing the Northern Frontier Chapter 9 Peru: International Developments and Local Realities Chapter 10 Brazil: Benefits of Cooperation Chapter 11 Chile:An Effort at Neutrality Chapter 12 Argentina: The Closet Ally

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Thomas M. Leonard is professor of history and director of the international studies program at the University of North Florida. John F. Bratzel is professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and graduate coordinator in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University.

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This illuminating set of essays will work well in the classroom, effectively setting forth the main issues and showing why the United States and the countries of Latin America responded to the war in distinctive ways. -- Mark T. Gilderhus, Lyndon B. Johnson Chair, Texas Christian University A significant contribution analyzing how the region responded to the events surrounding WW II. Using archival sources from Latin America and the U.S. as well as a wide range of secondary sources, these essays capture the distinctive conditions operating in Latin America. Succinct and well written, these essays serve as a potent reminder of the commonality and differences that influence Latin America. Recommended. -- J. B. Kirkwood * CHOICE * The book employs the most recent scholarship to deepen our understanding of the subject. * The Journal Of Military History * Historians of Latin America sould applaud John F. Bratzel and Thomas M. Leonard for assembling this illuminating set of original essays....the contributers have updated older works...while clarifying and expanding our understanding in significant ways....One especially impressive aspect of the essays in this volume is the consistantly high level of quality and substance.... * HAHR * Historians of Latin America should applaud John F. Bratzel and Thomas M. Leonard for assembling this illuminating set of original essays. . . . The contributers have updated older works . . . while clarifying and expanding our understanding in significant ways. . . . One especially impressive aspect of the essays in this volume is the consistantly high level of quality and substance. * HAHR * This is an excellent collection of articles on a too-often-overlooked topic. It fits well with a modern Latin America History course. -- Bill Donovan, Loyal University, Maryland

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