Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992

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Our Own Backyard

The United States in Central America, 1977-1992

William M. LeoGrande

The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill & London

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Abbreviations Used in the Text xv
  • I- Origins 1
  • Chapter 1- A New Beginning 3
  • Chapter 2- The Dragons'' Teeth of War 10
  • Chapter 3- From Carter to Reagan 52
  • Chapter 4- The Vicar Draws the Line 72
  • Chapter 6- Tough Guys 125
  • II- El Salvador 147
  • Chapter 7- The Toric of Elections 149
  • Chapter 8- The War Party Takes Control 174
  • Chapter 9- The President Moves to Center Stage 199
  • Chapter 10- The Politics of Murder 219
  • Chapter 11- From Conflict to Consensus 237
  • Chapter 12- El Salvador Disappears 260
  • III- Nicaragua 283
  • Chapter 13- Launching the Not-So-Secret War 285
  • Chapter 14- Gunboat Diplomacy 306
  • Chapter 15- Bringing the War to a Head 326
  • Chapter 16- Peace Offensive 347
  • Chapter 17- Project Democracy 381
  • Chapter 18- Getting Back in the Game 409
  • Chapter 19- High Noon 439
  • Chapter 20- Iran-Contra 476
  • Chapter 21- Giving Peace a Chance 505
  • Chapter 22- The Last Hurrah 526
  • IV- Denouement 551
  • Chapter 23- A Kinder, Gentler Policy? 553
  • Chapter 24- Why Were We in Centmi America? 580
  • Notes 591
  • Bibliography 723
  • Index 745
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