By Michael R. Hall Ph.D.
A research of the strong effect that sugar had on U.S.-Dominican kin because the fundamental motor vehicle of reciprocal manipulation from 1958 to 1962, Sugar and Power examines the improvement of the sugar within the Dominican Republic. corridor uncovers new proof that helps the assumption that U.S.-Latin American relatives in this interval have been usually a two-way road, with the USA reacting to Latin American tasks simply as often as Latin american citizens replied to American projects. either Eisenhower and Kennedy used sugar quota laws as a international coverage software. whilst, the Trujillo regime performed upon Washington's worry of communism in line with the Cuban revolution to acquire an accelerated sugar quota.
Drawing seriously on U.S. and Dominican govt files, this examine argues that the U.S. initiated monetary sanctions opposed to Trujillo to realize hemispheric aid opposed to Castro's Cuban revolution. Kennedy accelerated these sanctions in an try to push the Dominican Republic alongside the trail towards democracy. even if Juan Bosch's election on the finish of 1962 and the allotment of a beneficiant sugar quota indicated the plain good fortune of U.S. overseas coverage towards the Dominican Republic, the overthrow of Bosch in 1963 indicated that the trail towards democracy used to be longer than American coverage makers had expected. this situation examine within the position of monetary coercion in U.S.-Latin American family throughout the chilly conflict attempts to offer a balanced account of each side of the story.
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Sugar and Power in the Dominican Republic: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Trujillos: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Trujillos, 1958-62 (Contributions in Latin American Studies) by Michael R. Hall Ph.D.