Venezuela and the United States: From Monroe’s Hemisphere to Petroleum’s Empire (The United States and the Americas Ser.)

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Venezuela and the United States: From Monroe’s Hemisphere to Petroleum’s Empire (The United States and the Americas Ser.)

Long before sea power, the Panama Canal, and petroleum drew the world’s attention to the Caribbean coast, United States leaders recognized Venezuela’s potential as the linchpin of the Caribbean’s southern rim. In Venezuela and the United States, Judith Ewell provides a historical analysis of the main themes and directions of U.S.-Venezuelan relations from the early 1800s, when Simon Bolivar declared an American Republican identity and Monroe proclaimed U.S. responsibility for the hemisphere to the present, when Venezuelan relations with the United States reflect the growing importance of the developing world and its multilateral challenges to U.S. global hegemony.

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