In this contribution to the University of Georgia’s United States and the Americas series, David Sheinin has produced a masterful, insightful survey of two centuries of diplomatic, economic, and cultural interaction. While scholars of U.S.-Argentine relations tend to focus upon the periodic high-profile conflicts and tensions that have all too often marred the relationship, Sheinin emphasizes an imperfect but critical underlying harmony and cooperation that has proven to be more durable than any political dispute. In essence, he extends a thesis he has articulated in previous works to encompass the entire scope of U.S.-Argentine relations. With his command of even the most recent secondary literature and exceptional archival research on three continents, he has produced a valuable synthesis of newer cultural trends with traditional diplomatic history.

Argentina and the United States begins with a concise discussion of relations from independence through the end...

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