Imperial Skirmishes: War and Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America
Since the early 19th century, South America has witnessed a series of conflicts, some short & small-scale, others long-lasting & extensive. Battles have been fought over serious issues -- border disputes, trading disagreements & oil wealth -- but also over such seemingly trivial matters as manure & the result of a soccer match. The heyday of South American war-mongering was the 19th century, the period reconstructed here. Considers how Britain treated the continent as part of its empire with a policy of gunboat diplomacy. Analyzes how distant wars were viewed in Europe & how they affected the people who actually fought them. Captures the imperial ambitions, belligerence & incompetence of Victorian generals & profiteers. Illustrations.
- Dewey Decimal: 355
- Physical Description: 5.8"x8.9"x0.7"; 0.7 lb; 194 pages
- Edition Info: Paperback; 2002-09-01
- Biographies & Memoirs -- Leaders & Notable People -- Military -- General
- Biographies & Memoirs -- Professionals & Academics -- Military & Spies
- Biographies & Memoirs -- General
- History -- Americas -- Central America -- General
- History -- Americas -- United States -- 19th Century -- General
- History -- Americas -- General
- History -- Military -- Life & Institutions
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