Twenty-Two. Latin America

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. Alan McPherson

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch22

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

McPherson, A. (2011) Latin America, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • LBJ's policy, toward Latin America;
  • Latin America;
  • Johnson's Latin American policy;
  • Cuban Revolution;
  • historians, beyond Kennedy-Johnson debate;
  • LBJ's, romantic optimism;
  • Mann's appointment, “… moves of LBJ”;
  • LBJ, believing in the Alliance;
  • studies of the Peace Corps;
  • LBJ's preference for counterinsurgency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Setting the Tone with Personnel Changes

  • The Alliance for Progress and the Commitment to Development

  • Intervention and Coup Support

  • Counterinsurgency

  • Secret Financing of Elections: Chile and the Dominican Republic

  • Moderation: Mexico and Cuba

  • The Waning of the Monroe Doctrine

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading