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Langley, Lester D.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 12,975 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: F2178.U6, 327.730729
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lester D Langley
The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850 by Lester D Langley( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magisterial work is a comparative history of three important revolutions in the Americas: the American Revolution in 1776, the 1791 slave revolt in the French colony that became Haiti, and the prolonged Spanish-American struggle for independence that ended a half century later. Lester Langley describes the movements and events that led to these wars of independence, explaining why revolution took one form in one place and a different form in another
America and the Americas : the United States in the Western Hemisphere by Lester D Langley( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index and bibliographic references
The United States and the Caribbean in the twentieth century by Lester D Langley( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MexAmerica : two countries, one future by Lester D Langley( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the impact of Mexican culture on America
The Cuban policy of the United States; a brief history by Lester D Langley( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om USA's udenrigspolitik overfor Cuba fra 1500-tallet til 1960erne
Central America : the real stakes : understanding Central America before it's too late by Lester D Langley( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico and the United States : the fragile relationship by Lester D Langley( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. and Mexican political, social, and economic relationships
The banana wars : United States intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934 by Lester D Langley( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898D1934 offers a sweeping panorama of America's tropical empire in the age spanned by the two Roosevelts and a detailed narrative of U.S. military intervention in the Caribbean and Mexico. In this new edition, Professor Langley provides an updated introduction, placing the scholarship in current historical context. From the perspective of the Americans involved, the empire carved out by the banana warriors was a domain of bickering Latin American politicians, warring tropical countries, and lawless societies that the American m
The banana wars : an inner history of American empire, 1900-1934 by Lester D Langley( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 by Lester D Langley( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the onset of the Depression. The Banana Men is a study of modernization, its benefits, and its often frightful costs. The colorful characters in this study are fascinating, if not always admirable. Sam "the Banana Man" Zemurray, a Bessarabian Jewish immigrant, made a fortune in Honduran bananas after he got into the business of "revolutin," and his exploits are now legendary. His hired mercenary Lee Christmas, a bellicose Mississippian, made a reputation in Honduras as a man who could use a weapon. The supporting cast includes Minor Keith, a railroad builder and banana baron; Manuel Bonilla, the Honduran mulatto whose cause Zemurray subsidized; and Jose Santos Zelaya, who ruled Nicaragua from 1893 to 1910. The political and social turmoil of the modern Central America cannot be understood without reference to the fifty-year epoch in which the United States imposed its political and economic influence on vulnerable Central American societies. The predicament of Central Americans today, as isthmian peoples know, is rooted in their past, and North Americans have had a great deal to do with the shaping of their history, for better or worse. -- Provided by publisher
The United States, Cuba, and the cold war; American failure or Communist conspiracy? by Lester D Langley( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggle for the American Mediterranean : United States-European rivalry in the Gulf-Caribbean, 1776-1904 by Lester D Langley( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americas in the modern age by Lester D Langley( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the historian Lester D. Langley offers a fresh interpretation of the history of the modern Western hemisphere since the mid-nineteenth century. He evaluates the dynamics of hemispheric history, commencing with the articulation of the "two Americas" (Theodore Roosevelt's America and the contrasting America described by the Cuban revolutionary, essayist, and poet Jose Marti) and culminating with recent controversial efforts to forge a united hemisphere." "Tracing the interactions and influences among the nations of South, Central, and North America, including Canada, Langley departs from other accounts of the past 150 years. He argues that the seedtime for the Americas of the early twenty-first century was not the Cold War but the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He also contends that it is not what the countries and peoples of the Americas have in common that binds them; instead, their cultural, political, and economic conflicts tie them together."--Jacket
The United States and the Caribbean, 1900-1970 by Lester D Langley( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simón Bolívar : Venezuelan rebel, American revolutionary by Lester D Langley( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of Simon Bolivar, discussing his role in the Spanish-American wars of independence, reputation as a Venezuelan rebel, symbolic influence as a revolutionary, and other related topics
The United States and Latin America by Earl T Glauert( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simón Bolívar : essays on the life and legacy of the liberator( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MexAmérica : dos países, un futuro by Lester D Langley( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and Panama, 1933-1941 : a study in strategy and diplomacy by Lester D Langley( )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba, a perennial problem in American foreign policy by Lester D Langley( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850
Alternative Names
Langley, Lester Danny 1940-

Languages
English (203)

Spanish (6)

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America and the Americas : the United States in the Western HemisphereThe banana wars : United States intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930The Americas in the modern ageSimón Bolívar : Venezuelan rebel, American revolutionarySimón Bolívar : essays on the life and legacy of the liberatorMexAmérica : dos países, un futuro