[Marxism] US support for Bolivar query (cont.)
MLause at cinci.rr.com
Fri Dec 10 17:37:39 MST 2004
I've been very snowed with work in RL and missed the original post, so
I'm jumping in the middle here. Fordham sustains a very good Internet
Modern History Sourcebook that keeps track of Latin American history
sites as they pop up and get removed again (depending on when classes
are offered in the subject).
To start with, "Central and South America" did not become independent at
the same time. Some had moved towards independence from Spain before
the administration of Pres. James Monroe (1817-1825), and Cuba, for one,
did not attain independence from Spain until the U.S. seized it in
1898-99--and that wasn't independence, was it?
What you have to remember was that the United States had very little
power to do much of anything back around 1820. Only a few years before,
the Canadians had kicked the hell out of the U.S. army and the British
torched Washington, D.C.
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