“For this generation this study is definitive.” George Osborn, American Historical Review
In April 1914 three minor incidents occurred in Mexico: the arrest of several American sailors, the detention of a mail courier, and the delay of an official Department of State dispatch. Less than two weeks later, United States military forces landed at Veracruz and remained to occupy it for more than six months. What were the causes underlying this action, and what was the United States trying to achieve? Robert Quirk examines the motives which led Woodrow Wilson to this decision, the reasons for its failure, and its consequences for the United States’ relations with Latin America.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Robert Quirk, formerly professor of history at Indiana University, lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A fairly concise account of the 1914 occupation of Veracruz. This is told, of course, from the American point of view. However, I don't feel that the author was too terribly biased. The literary style was rather bland. Although it kept my interest, I think that was due more to the fact that it was less than 200 pages. I found myself not caring about any of the characters in the book. If anything, I came away with a less than favorable opinion of Woodrow Wilson. This is good for a quick overview of the Veracruz occupation and the troubles in Tampico that proceeded it, but don't expect a long drawn out story.
Great glimpse into a small event that occurred between the US & Mexico which serves as both an interesting insight into how the US intervene's as well as prophetic into how the US operates today---a benevolent belligerent.