Argentina and the United States: An Alliance Contained by David SheininArgentina and the United States: An Alliance Contained by David Sheinin

Argentina and the United States: An Alliance Contained

byDavid Sheinin

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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In the first English-language survey of Argentine-U.S. relations to appear in more than a decade, David M. K. Sheinin challenges the accepted view that confrontation has been the characteristic state of affairs between the two countries. Sheinin draws on both Spanish- and English-language sources in the United States, Argentina, Canada, and Great Britain to provide a broad perspective on the two centuries of shared U.S.-Argentine history with fresh focus in particular on cultural ties, nuclear politics in the cold war era, the politics of human rights, and Argentina's exit in 1991 from the nonaligned movement.

From the perspectives of both countries, Sheinin discusses such topics as Pan-Americanism, petroleum, communism and fascism, and foreign debt. Although the general trajectory of the two countries' relationship has been one of cooperative interaction based on generally strong and improving commercial and financial ties, shared strategic interests, and vital cultural contacts, Sheinin also emphasizes episodes of strained ties. These include the Cuban Revolution, the Dirty War of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the Falklands/Malvinas War. In his epilogue, Sheinin examines Argentina's monetary crash of December 2001, when the United States-in a major policy shift-refused to come to Argentina's rescue.

David M. K. Sheinin is a professor of history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and a corresponding academic of the Argentine National Academy of History. His books include Searching for Authority as well as four other studies of Argentina, Pan-Americanism, and the Jewish diaspora in Latin America.
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Title:Argentina and the United States: An Alliance ContainedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.03 × 5.96 × 0.88 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:082032809X

ISBN - 13:9780820328096

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In his original and highly refreshing book, Sheinin succinctly and convincingly demonstrates that, contrary to the conventional interpretation, discord between these two countries is really the exception to what has been a surprisingly stable and cooperative bilateral relationship for the past two centuries. . . . A balanced and thoroughly researched narrative.

- American Historical Review