The cataclysm of World War I reverberated outward from the struggle among Europe's empires into many other regions of the world. Countries far from the military fronts experienced political, economic, social, and environmental entanglements and consequences. The centennial years of the conflagration are an appropriate time for studying the ways in which events in Europe and North America penetrated the ongoing flow of Latin American history. Jane Rausch's study of Colombia, a somewhat precariously neutral Latin American country, is an important contribution to that subject.

Rausch is an acknowledged authority on Colombia and the frontier regions of the capitalist era around Latin America. In this book she describes the political, economic, and social life of Colombia on three concentric scales: the transatlantic turmoil, Colombia's decisive turn toward the United States, and the domestic imperatives of the war and immediate postwar years through...

Article PDF first page preview

Article PDF first page preview
You do not currently have access to this content.