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Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Ellen D. Tillman


The U.S. policy of “Dollar Diplomacy” was designed to replace “dollars for bullets,” to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and increasingly controversial military interventions. Using military and government records from Dominican and US archives, this work investigates the extent to which early twentieth-century U.S. involvement in the Dominican Republic fundamentally changed the course of Dominican history and the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. In the Dominican Republic, successive interventions contributed to a drastic shifting of the social order ... More

Keywords: Dollar Diplomacy, Caribbean, Military interventions, Dominican Republic, Military occupation, Rafael Trujillo, Nation-Building, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626956
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen D. Tillman, author