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The banana wars United States intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934 by Lester D. Langley

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English



  • Caribbean Area,
  • United States


  • Caribbean Area -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Caribbean Area -- Military relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Military relations -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Caribbean Area -- History -- 1810-1945.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

StatementLester D. Langley.
LC ClassificationsF2178.U6 L34 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 255 p. :
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3020513M
ISBN 100813115485
LC Control Number85000664

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