The United States in Latin America: A Historical Dictionary

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JACKSON, HENRY G. ( 1838-1914). Missionary, born in Indiana. Jackson graduated from Indiana Asbury University. He was principal of Stockwell Collegiate Institute ( Indiana) and a pastor in New Orleans from 1862 to 1869. He was a pastor in Buenos Aires and superintendent of the South American Mission from 1869 to 1878. He prepared the first hymnal in the Spanish language, Himnario, which continued in use for nearly eighty years, going through some seven editions. He returned to the United States in 1878, and held pastorates in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago. Reference: EWM.

JACKSON, HENRY ROOTES ( 1820-1898). Lawyer and diplomat, born June 24, 1820, in Athens, Georgia. Jackson graduated from Yale University and studied law. He practiced law in Savannah, was a U.S. district attorney from 1843 to 1849, served during the Mexican War, and was a superior court judge from 1849 to 1853. He was chargé d'affaires and later minister in Austria from 1853 to 1858. He was a judge in the Confederate courts in Georgia and later served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, after which he again practiced law in Georgia. He was U.S. minister to Mexico in 1885-1886but resigned because of disagreement with his government on the question of Rebecca, a schooner seized by Mexico on the charge of smuggling. Died May 23, 1898, in Savannah, Georgia. References: ACAB; DAB; NCAB 3:369; and WWWA.

JAMES, PRESTON E(VERETT) ( 1899-1986). Geographer, born February 14, 1899, in Brookline, Massachusetts. James graduated from Harvard and Clark universities. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was assistant professor of geography at the University of Michigan from 1924 to 1928, associate professor from 1928 to 1934, and professor from 1934 to 1945. He was professor of geography at Syracuse University from 1945 until his retirement in 1970. He carried out fieldwork in Latin America in 1921, 1924, 1930, 1938, 1949-1950, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1965, and 1969. He was chief of the Latin

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Notes viii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Place Names xv
  • Chronology xvii
  • Introduction xxi
  • A 1
  • B 13
  • C 53
  • D 83
  • E 101
  • F 109
  • G 125
  • H 145
  • I 175
  • J 181
  • K 191
  • L 199
  • M 215
  • N 247
  • O 255
  • P 263
  • R 289
  • S 311
  • T 349
  • U 367
  • V 369
  • W 375
  • Y 401
  • Z 403
  • Chiefs of American Diplomatic Missions in Latin America, 1823-1990 405
  • List of Individuals by Profession And Occupation 423
  • Bibliographical Essay 441
  • Index 451
  • About the Author 473
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