Mexico And The Caribbean by George Hubbard BlakesleeMexico And The Caribbean by George Hubbard Blakeslee

Mexico And The Caribbean

byGeorge Hubbard Blakeslee

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... THE CARIBBEAN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES1 By William R. Shepherd, Ph.D., L.H.D., Professor of History, Columbia University Until a quarter of a century ago the people of this countryknew of the great sea that lies to the southward as a neighboring expanse of waters girdled with palm-treed shores and dotted with islands innumerable, glistening in manifold hues under the rays of a tropical sun. It was fabled as a region once productive of rakish buccaneers and later of swaggering revolutionists. In its political firmament each of the various and variable republics that it contained was presumed to occupy a separate star revolving through international space--with as many revolutions per minute as might seem desirable. From its exuberant soil sprang the toothsome sugar-cane, the aromatic coffee and tobacco and the delectable fruits that diversified the tastes of temperate climes. An area where nature did as it pleased and man did likewise, amid scenes both primitive and idyllic, it was a geographical expression that meant little outside of books and palates. Certain of our statesmen of old, to be sure, had cast a wistful glance at an island or two and even bits of mainland, as suitable places of sojourn for evanescent ambitions, but the region continued nevertheless to lie beyond the rim of our public consciousness. Suddenly in 1895 the Caribbean hove into sight. The Monroe Doctrine awoke startled from its slumbers in the realm of the more or less theoretical, and an insurrection arose to shatter the last vestige of an ancient colonial grandeur in the New World. Out of a dispute over the boundary between Venezuela and British Guiana and out of a revolt of Cubans against the dominion of Spain have come forth in the brief period of twenty-five years a series of...
Title:Mexico And The CaribbeanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217236510

ISBN - 13:9780217236515

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