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Britain and the Growth of US Hegemony in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Competition, Cooperation and Coexistence

Editors: Mills, Thomas C., Miller, Rory M. (Eds.)

  • Examines how Anglo-American relations featured in the international politics of Latin America throughout the twentieth century
  • Chapters cover a broad range of countries and regions across Latin America, as well as key episodes and turning points
  • Written by leading scholars to offer a truly international history of the central topics that defined Latin America’s engagement with the wider world
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About this book

“The editors have assembled an outstanding group of scholars in this very welcome addition to our understanding of Latin American external relations and British foreign policy towards the region in the 20th century.”— Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Honorary Professor, Institute of the Americas, University College London & Former Director, Chatham House
“This is an important and timely book, reappraising the UK’s role in Latin America in the 20th century. What emerges is far more interesting than the usual narrative  of linear UK decline in the face of growing US predominance.”— Peter Collecott, CMG, UK Ambassador to Brazil, 2004–2008
This book explores the role of Great Britain in twentieth-century Latin America, a period dominated by the growing political and economic influence of the United States. Focusing on three broad themes—war and conflict; commercial and business rivalries; and responses to economic nationalism, revolution, and political change—the individual chapters cover a number of countries and issues from 1914 to 1970, stressing the reluctance with which Britain ceded hegemony in the region. An epilogue focuses on Anglo-American relations and concerns in Latin America in the more recent past. The chapters, all written by leading scholars on their particular subjects, are based on original research in a wide variety of archives, going beyond the standard Foreign Office and State Department sources to which most earlier scholars were confined.

About the authors

Thomas C. Mills is Lecturer in Diplomatic and International History and Deputy Director of the Centre for War and Diplomacy at Lancaster University. His previous publications include Post-War Planning on the Periphery: Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy in South America, 1939-1945 (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), and "British foreign policy towards Latin America in the twenty-first century: assessing the “Canning Agenda” (International Affairs, 2018).Rory M. Miller was Reader in International Business History at the University of Liverpool Management School until his retirement in 2017, and previously Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies there. His publications include Britain and Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (London: Longman, 1993), and Empresas británicas, economía y política en el Perú, 1850-1934 (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2011).

Reviews

"US imperial power in Latin America in the 20th century at times appeared so overwhelming that it threatened to eclipse our understanding of the role played by other external actors. This book goes a long way towards correcting this neglect in the case of the United Kingdom, itself a leading power in the region in the 19th century. The editors have assembled an outstanding group of scholars who show through the use of a wide range of sources that Great Britain clung tenaciously to its previously privileged position for longer than widely assumed. A very welcome addition to our understanding of Latin American external relations and British foreign policy towards the region in the 20th century." (Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Honorary Professor, Institute of the Americas, University College London) 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain and the Growth of US Hegemony in Twentieth-Century Latin America
Book Subtitle
Competition, Cooperation and Coexistence
Editors
  • Thomas C. Mills
  • Rory M. Miller
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48321-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48321-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48320-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 319
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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