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The Resource The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930, Lester D. Langley, Thomas Schoonover

The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930, Lester D. Langley, Thomas Schoonover

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The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930
Title
The banana men
Title remainder
American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930
Statement of responsibility
Lester D. Langley, Thomas Schoonover
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Language
eng
Summary
Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the onset of the Depression. The Banana Men is a study of modernization, its benefits, and its often frightful costs. The colorful characters in this study are fascinating, if not always admirable. Sam "the Banana Man" Zemurray, a Bessarabian Jewish immigrant, made a fortune in Honduran bananas after he got into the business of "revolutin," and his exploits are now legendary. His hired mercenary Lee Christmas, a bellicose Mississippian, made a reputation in Honduras as a man who could use a weapon. The supporting cast includes Minor Keith, a railroad builder and banana baron; Manuel Bonilla, the Honduran mulatto whose cause Zemurray subsidized; and Jose Santos Zelaya, who ruled Nicaragua from 1893 to 1910. The political and social turmoil of the modern Central America cannot be understood without reference to the fifty-year epoch in which the United States imposed its political and economic influence on vulnerable Central American societies. The predicament of Central Americans today, as isthmian peoples know, is rooted in their past, and North Americans have had a great deal to do with the shaping of their history, for better or worse. -- Provided by publisher
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digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Langley, Lester D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schoonover, Thomas David
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  • Americans
  • Central America
  • United States
  • Central America
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Civilization
  • International relations
  • Central America
  • United States
  • Amerikanen
  • Ondernemers
  • Huurlingen
  • Américains
  • Amérique centrale
  • États-Unis
  • Amérique centrale
  • Außenpolitik
  • Außenwirtschaft
  • Zentralamerika
  • USA
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The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930, Lester D. Langley, Thomas Schoonover
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The World of the Banana Men -- Banana Kingdoms -- The Central American Wars -- The Campaign for Nicaragua -- The Campaign for Honduras -- A Different World -- Epilogus -- Notes -- Bibliographic Note -- Index
Control code
ocn656827311
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5kw4gd
  • 2b516dea-9a8a-40d6-918c-f5b8f34a9de3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656827311
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930, Lester D. Langley, Thomas Schoonover
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The World of the Banana Men -- Banana Kingdoms -- The Central American Wars -- The Campaign for Nicaragua -- The Campaign for Honduras -- A Different World -- Epilogus -- Notes -- Bibliographic Note -- Index
Control code
ocn656827311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5kw4gd
  • 2b516dea-9a8a-40d6-918c-f5b8f34a9de3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656827311
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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