Robert L. Scheina, P. has published hundreds of articles and four other books on Latin America, including the comprehensive two-volume study Latin America's Wars (Brassey’s, In. 2003). He lives in Crofton, Maryland.
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In Volume 1 of this groundbreaking study of Latin American military history, Robert L. Scheina examines the . He analyzes the region's various wars for independence and conflicts with the United States. Scheina examines the institution of the military and its impact on civilian governments, politics, and society. In Volume 2, Scheina recounts how Latin American military forces have defended their own countries and participated in the two world wards and the Korean War. He also describes . interventions - and the wide-ranging motivations for them - in Latin America, including ongoing drug eradication efforts in Colombia.
This volume examines the various wars for independence in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Latin America and the area’s conflicts with the United States. Scheina concludes with the beginnings of overt . political intervention in the region. He focuses on operational history in the context of war as an instrument of politics and society, including insightful analyses of the military as an institution and its relations with civilian government. Latin America's Wars fills a void in the literature, broadens .
By Robert L. Scheina. The first volume covers the wars of independence and wars of conquest by the United States and the United Kingdom, culminating with the War of 1898; the second looks comprehensively at the twentieth century, starting with the . This encyclopedic and pioneering work illuminates a topic that is so central to Latin American history that it is astounding no one has brought this story together before. invention of Panama and concluding with the ongoing conflict in Colombia.
Scheina contends that "the Age of the Revolution gave birth to modern filibustering" (p. 205). One of the more interesting chapters in this volume covers the role of Cuban troops in Africa during the Cold War. motives in the region's affairs. Among Scheina's key observations in this chapter is that "Cuba's fighting in Africa was at its own initiative and not that of the Soviet Union" (p. 337).
The use of sources in several other chapters, however, gives rise to concerns. In chapter 36, for example, Scheina discusses the downfall in 1891 of Chilean President Jos Manuel Balmaceda. This chapter derives principally from contemporary sources, most of them secondary. Balmaceda's downfall is considered a watershed in Chilean history, and has been often treated in secondary literature in recent years.
Although wags in the United States have quipped that if Latin America’s military forces were not constantly seeking political power they would have nothing to do, Scheina describes how these men have not only bravely defended their own homelands from foreign enemies but have also gone abroad to fight in both world wars and in the Korean War.
I : The Age of Caudillo, 1791-1899. Book in the Latin America's Wars Series). by Robert L.
Scheina's three books are the best sources in English for an overview of Latin American military history. Each book is well footnoted and has an extensive bibliography. The Naval History volume covers. Leer comentario completo. Referencias a este libro. Nova historia militar brasileira Celso Castro,Vitor Izecksohn,Hendrik Kraay Vista de fragmentos - 2004. Información bibliográfica.
By the end of the eighteenth century, the visiting Prussian scientist Alexander Von Humboldt (1769–1859) noted that the locals preferred to be. .Scheina, Robert L. "Latin America's Wars: The Age of the Caudillo, 1791–1899. Washington: Brassey's, 2003.
By the end of the eighteenth century, the visiting Prussian scientist Alexander Von Humboldt (1769–1859) noted that the locals preferred to be called Americans rather than Spaniards. Meanwhile, Spanish officials and newcomers consistently treated creoles with disdain, maintaining and further widening the social gap between them. Modern Latin American Revolutions," 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2018.