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A history of the Monroe doctrine. by Dexter Perkins

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English


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Other titlesHands off: a history of the Monroe Doctrine.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 462 p.
Number of Pages462
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Open LibraryOL23248691M

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Monroe Doctrine, U.S. foreign policy enunciated by President James Monroe in that the U.S. would not interfere in European affairs and wars or with existing colonies in the Western Hemisphere. European intervention in the hemisphere (closed to future colonization) would be seen as a . Monroe Doctrine, principle of American foreign policy enunciated in President James Monroe's message to Congress, Dec. 2, It initially called for an end to European intervention in the Americas, but it was later extended to justify U.S. imperialism in the Western Hemisphere. The Monroe Doctrine: A Complete History Paperback – Ap by Anonymous (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ Author: Anonymous. The isolationist position of the Monroe Doctrine was also a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy in the 19th century, and it took the two world wars of the 20th century to draw a hesitant America.

I came away from this book thinking that the Monroe Doctrine was used a lot like the Bible is: It had an authority that could justify whatever its proponents believed at the moment. The timing of Perkins' writing was good, since his work was originally published in the s, just before Pearl Harbor and the dying of the separate spheres of Old 3/5. A review of key events in the development of the Monroe Doctrine. I'm guessing that all of the essential information included this book can also be found in several older works, particularly Dexter Perkins's classic study of the Doctrine and Samuel Flagg Bemis's survey of U.S.-Latin American relations/5.   "A new revision of the book originally published under the title Hands off: a history of the Monroe doctrine." Includes bibliography The separation of the New World and the old Republican America and monarchical Europe -- The first challenge: Monroe hurls defiance at Europe -- The challenge recalled: Polk revives Monroe -- The hour of peril: France and Spain defy the Monroe Doctrine -- New Pages: When President Monroe issued his doctrine on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere, it quickly became as sacred to Americans as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But in the years after World War II - notably in Guatemala in , in Brazil in , in Chile in , and in El Salvador in the s - our government's policy of supporting repressive regimes in Central.

Since I wrote Hands Off: A History of the Monroe Doctrine in , momentous events have taken place in the international sphere. These have influenced the development, and conditioned the character, of the Monroe Doctrine. The changes that have taken place I have described in this new edition, bringing them into focus and estimating their significance. A summary of the Monroe Doctrine which will give you a better idea of its role in the history of the United States and Latin America. Read on. The Monroe Doctrine was an American policy put forth by the 5th President of the United States of America, James Monroe. But the Monroe Doctrine has been interpreted and employed by many presidents since to justify interfering in, or staying out of, the affairs of neighboring countries. About the Book Author Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. Get this from a library! A history of the Monroe doctrine. [Dexter Perkins] -- This history covers the period from to and is considered a definitive reference on the subject.