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The French in Central America

Engels | Hardcover | 9780842027922 | 244 pagina's

Thomas D. Schoonover, Thomas David Schoonover - 9780842027922

 

Engels | Hardcover | 9780842027922 | 244 pagina's

Accounts of the international relations of Central America have been dominated by the role of the United States and Great Britain. The role of France in Central America has largely been overshadowed by the other great powers. In a well-written, tight, and masterful synthesis, Thomas Schoonover redresses this imbalance. Based on exhaustive multinational archival research, The French in Central America: Culture and Commerce, 1820-1930 details French attempts to establish a sphere of influence in Central America amongst the machinations of the British, Germans, and U.S. who all sought to dominate trade in Central America, control transit routes between the oceans, advise the national militaries, and influence cultural developments. The book traces the involvement of the French in Central America from Independence to the unsteady economic years following World War I. Central America, in the nineteenth century was an area of vital importance to the French, who, along with a number of other powers, were interested in building a canal across the isthmus. The French in Central America demonstrates how the French used both economic and military means to further their desire for economic as well as colonial expansion. More importantly, the book examines how the French worked to develop strong cultural bonds with the nations of Central America through education, language schools, orders, and military missions. The French sought cultural advantage in considerable part because they hoped and expected commercial benefits to result. The French in Central America: Culture and Commerce, 1820-1930 is an important addition to the growing literature on the international relations of the Americas. This book will be of great interest to professors and students of French and Central American history as well as individuals interested in international relations and cultural studies.

 

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The French in Central America Engels | Hardcover | 9780842027922 | 244 pagina's
TaalEngels
BindwijzeHardcover
Verschijningsdatumfebruari 2000
Aantal pagina's244 pagina's
IllustratiesNee
Auteur(s)Thomas D. Schoonover | Thomas David Schoonover
UitgeverRowman & Littlefield
Extra groot lettertypeNee
Gewicht558 g
StudieboekJa
Verpakking breedte165 mm
Verpakking hoogte235 mm
Verpakking lengte235 mm



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