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“We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63

Sewell, Bevan

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This article traces British policy discussions over their position in Latin America between 1959 and 1963. In particular, it looks at the way British officials interacted with the John F. Kennedy administration's flagship Alliance for Progress and examines the reasons behind the gradual support for a more engaged UK policy toward the area. This decision, it argues, came about due to a complex set of reasons that challenge the idea that the Anglo-American relationship determined British policy during the cold war. Both the cold war and Anglo-American relations were important in shaping British thinking, but so, too, were calculations over British economic interests. Indeed, as the article demonstrates, it was the interplay of these three elements that shaped British deliberations.

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Sewell, B. (2014). “We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63. International History Review, 37(3), doi:10.1080/07075332.2014.940995

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 24, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 20, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 20, 2015
Journal International History Review
Print ISSN 0707-5332
Electronic ISSN 0707-5332
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2014.940995
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29333
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07075332.2014.940995#abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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