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Borders and Bridges

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"Borders and Bridges is a solid introductory history of U.S.-Latin American relations. The author combines thoughtful analysis and keen insight with a thorough understanding of the important events, the key leaders and the influential intellectual movements that have shaped this important regional relationship." -- Michael Kryzanek, Professor of Political Science, Bridgewater State College "All is change,' observed that wise man of antiquity, Heraclitus. Other savants have insisted 'the more things change, the more they remain the same.' The applicability of both appraisals to U.S.-Latin American relations is illuminated in Stewart Brewer's carefully researched, well-written Borders and Bridges. Here is a fine introductory guide for newcomers to the field." -- Frederick B. Pike, Professor of History Emeritus University of Notre Dame "Stewart Brewer has written an impressive synthesis of the major works and theses in the field that also offers some of his own insights and interpretations. Spanning several centuries of history, he has a deft command of the trends and influences of Europe on the republics of the Western hemisphere, and the international relations between the United States and the nations of Latin America. His narrative is smart, accessible, and refreshingly free from an over reliance on theory. Borders and Bridges will be a valuable research tool for generalists and undergraduate students alike." -- Eduardo Obreg^D'on Pag^D'an, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Language, Cultures, and History, Arizona State University "Stewart Brewer has written an important book that will help beginning students navigate these many challenges and reach a fundamental understanding of U.S.-Latin American relations. His narrative is highly readable...This is a significant accomplishment and the author is to be congratulated." -- Thomas L. Pearcy, Professor of History, Slippery Rock University

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Stewart Brewer is Assistant Professor of History at Dana College.


"Borders and Bridges: A History of U.S.-Latin American Relations is required college-level reading for any who would approach the modern dilemmas of border protection armed with a historical approach. Here the changing relationship between the U.S. and Latin America is examined over the decades with an attention to US/Latin American collaboration and changing social and political interrelationships. From competition between differing political systems to changing military approaches, Borders and Bridges is a 'must' for any in-depth analysis." - The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch

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