Sunday, September 28, 2014

Latin America: A Descriptive Survey

Schurz, William Lytle, Latin America: A Descriptive Survey, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1949.

Reviewed in The American Economic Review © 1942.

Reviewed in The Journal of Negro Education © 1942.

Economic historian William Lytle Schurz taught at a number of academic institutions, including the University of California, of Wyoming, and of Michigan, as well as the American Institute for Foreign Trade, where he served as president in 1950. He also worked in a variety of US government positions, such as commercial attaché to Brazil during the Hoover administration and as chief of training at the Social Security Board under President Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to The Manila Galleon, his 1939 landmark study on the Spanish empire's trans-Pacific commerce, he is best known for his works on Latin American history, such as, Brazil: The Infinite Country and Latin America: A Descriptive Survey.

An Outline of Latin American Economic Development

Wythe, George, An Outline of Latin American Economic Development, (College Outline Series), New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1946.

From the Preface:
The book is the outgrowth of lectures at The American university of Washington D.C., on the economic problems of Latin America. (…) Latin American economic development is here outlined on a topical basis rather than from the standpoint of the peculiarities of the economies of the twenty distinct republics. The author’s experience has been that this approach gives the student a better orientation and enables him to take up more3 intelligent advanced studies or investigations in connection with individual countries or specific problems. The book consists of an Introduction and four Parts. The Introduction aims to define the over-all position of Latin America in world economy. Part I is devoted to several basic concepts, such as the physical setting, population problems, and the general characteristics of economic development in Latin America. Part II takes up the major economic activities: agriculture; the mineral, forest, pastoral and manufacturing industries; transportation and communications; and credit unions. Part III is devoted to foreign commerce, its volume, composition, and direction, with special reference to the outlook and the possibilities of, and limitations on, the development of larger inter-American trade. In Part IV the evolution of a Pan-American commercial policy is outlined.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record 1981 - 82

Hopkins, Jack W. (ed.), Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record 1981 - 82, Volume 1, New York & London: Holmes & Meier, 1981.

Complete set reviewed in Latin American Research Review © 1994.

Part One – Current Issues: Essays

The Year in Perspective, by Jack W. Hopkins.
The Inter-American System, by Lars Schoultz.
U.S. National Security Interests in Latin America: The Region in Global Context, by Margaret Daly Hayes.
Arms Control in Latin America, by Victor Millan & Michael A. Morris.
The Reorientation of U.S. Policy toward Latin America, by G. Pope Atkins.
The Economic and Business Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, by Rosemary H. Werrett.
The External Debt of Latin America, by Nicholas Bruck.
U.S. Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Nicholas Bruck.
U.S. Policy toward the Caribbean, by Robert A. Pastor.
Reagan and the Caribbean: Too Little Too Late – or Too Much Too Forcefully?, by Marvin Will.
Changes in the English-Speaking Caribbean, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner.
Central America: Regional and International Aspects, by Richard Millett.
A Profile of United States-Mexican Relations, by Steven E. Sanderson.
Mexican-United States Border and Immigration Problems, by Marvin Alisky.
Mexican Oil, by George W. Grayson.
Political Reform and Political Change in Mexico, by Kevin J. Middlebrook.
Implementation of the Panama Canal Treaties, by John P. Augelli.
Current Development Efforts in the Amazon Basin, by Emilio F. Moran.
Andean Pact: From the Common Market to the Integration System, by Gordon Mace.
Church-State Relations, by Thomas G. Sanders.
Spain and Latin America, by Victor Alba.

Part Two – Country by Country Review

South America:
Argentina, by Carlos A. Astiz.
Bolivia, by Melvin Burke & Eileen Keremitsis.
Brazil, by Riordan Roett.
Chile, by Jorge Heine.
Colombia, by Harvey F. Kline.
Ecuador, by John D. Martz.
French Guiana, by Dorothy Sokol & Edward M. Dew.
Guyana, by William Ratliff
Panama, by Neale J. Pearson.
Paraguay, by Paul H. Lewis.
Peru, by David Scott Palmer.
Suriname, by Edward M. Dew.
Uruguay, by Ronald H. Mc Donald.
Venezuela, by Joh D. Martz.
Central America and Mexico:
Belize, by Alma H. Young.
Costa Rica, by Mitchell A. Seligson.
El Salvador, by Mark B. Rosenberg.
Guatemala, by Robert L. Peterson.
Honduras, by Neale J. Pearson.
Mexico, by John J. Bailey.
Nicaragua, by James nelson Goodsell.
The Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda, by Jack W. Hopkins.
The Bahamas, by Dean W. Collinwood.
Barbados, by W. Marvin Will.
British Colonies and Associated States, by Jack W. Hopkins
Cuba, by Enrique A. Baloyra.
Dominica, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
The Dominican Republic, by Howard J. Wiarda & Michael J. Kryzanek
French Antilles, by Albert Gastmann.
Grenada, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy Wagner.
Haiti, by Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor.
Jamaica, by Locksley Edmondson.
Netherlands Antilles, by Albert Gastmann.
Puerto Rico, by Thomas G. Mathews.
St. Lucia, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, by Rosemary Brana-Shute & Gary Brana-Shute.
Trinidad & Tobago, by Jacqueline A. Braveboy Wagner.
The United States Virgin Islands, by Klaus de Albuquerque & Jerome L. McElroy.

Part Three – Documents: 1981 – 1982

Energy Cooperation Program of August 3, 1980.
Inter-American Convention on Extradition.
Treaty of Montevideo 1980.
Heads of Agreement.
Government Explains the Heads of Agreement.
Declaration of Belém.
Joint Communiqué of Conference of Ministers on Caribbean Basin Development.
Treaty of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Treaty Establishing the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Letter from the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations.
Joint Franco-American Declaration on El Salvador.
Communiqué Against French-Mexican Declaration.
Cancun Summit/International Meeting on Cooperation and Development (22-23 October 1981)
Treaty of Tlatelolco; Additional Protocol I.
Additional Protocol I to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
U.S. Senate Understanding on Additional Protocol I.
Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig’s Address to the OAS General Assembly, St. Lucia, December 4, 1981.
Caribbean Basin Initiative; President Reagan’s Address to the OAS, February 25, 1982.
The Constitution of Belize.

Part Four – Economic, Social, and Political Data.