The United States and the Caribbean

The United States and the Caribbean

The United States and the Caribbean

The United States and the Caribbean

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This book on the Caribbean is the second of a series of small volumes on American foreign policies published by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.

The first volume, Mexico, dealt with the special relations between the United States and that country. We have no such peculiar international questions arising between the United States and any other country in North or South America.

This volume deals with the much larger subject of our so-called "imperialism." It can be seen to some extent in the volume, Mexico. It can be seen to a much greater extent in this volume. It is not only a question in the foreign policy of the United States; it is a general international question. It involves the extent to which the affairs of small nations can be interfered with by more powerful nations. It also raises for us the problem of whether we are right in assuming that all smaller nations are benefited by the adoption of American standards.

We do not pretend in this volume to present full discussions of those questions. As in our previous volume, Mexico, we have attempted to give the reader a sound historical statement followed by two different points of view. In this . . .

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