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Schoonover, Thomas David 1936-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 10,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: E715, 973.891
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Most widely held works about Thomas David Schoonover
 
Most widely held works by Thomas David Schoonover
Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the origins of globalization by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the Origins of Globalization examines the growth of the American empire from its early nationhood to its first global military conflict. As the fledgling nation's military, industrial, and economic strength developed, the United States created policies designed to protect itself from challenges beyond its borders. According to Schoonover, a surge in U.S. activity in the Gulf-Caribbean and in Central America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was catalyzed by the same avarice and competitiveness that motivated European adventurers to seek a route to Asia centuries earlier." "Schoonover locates the origins of American globalization and expansionism in the Spanish-American War. American involvement in the War of 1898, he argues, reflects many of the fundamental patterns of our national history - exploration and discovery, labor exploitation, violence, racism, class conflict, and concern for security - that have shaped America's course since the nineteenth century. Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the Origins of Globalization is the first work to identify the source of the United States' economic, political, and social policies abroad - and the actions that established it as the only remaining superpower."--Jacket
The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930 by Lester D Langley( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 613 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 in Central America, 1860-1911 : episodes of social imperialism and imperial rivalry in the world system by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dollars over dominion : the triumph of liberalism in Mexican-United States relations, 1861-1867 by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany in Central America : competitive imperialism, 1821-1929 by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the four countries most active in independent Central America - Britain, the United States, France, and Germany - historians know the least about the full extent of the involvement of the Germans. Germany, however, played a crucial role in Central American history. Germany in Central America reveals the stories of the institutions that supported and organized German migration, the immigrants' continuing ties with the homeland, and the preservation of their culture on foreign soil. This unique book traces the political and economic changes in Germany (and to some extent also in Central America) to serve as background for narrating or analyzing the relationship between Germany and Central American countries. Schoonover utilizes extensive private and public manuscript material from Central America, Europe, and the United States, including private collections and German federal and state government archives, to reveal this relationship within the framework of the rivalry of European powers and the United States
A Mexican view of America in the 1860s : a foreign diplomat describes the Civil War and reconstruction by Matías Romero( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's man in Havana : Heinz Lüning and Nazi espionage in Latin America by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Heinz Lning posed as a Jewish refugee to spy for Hitler's Abwehr espionage agency, he thought he had discovered the perfect solution to his most pressing problem: how to avoid being drafted into Hitler's army. Lning was unsympathetic to Fascist ideology, but the Nazis' tight control over exit visas gave him no chance to escape Germany. He could enter Hitler's army either as a soldier ... or a spy. In 1941, he entered the Abwehr academy for spy training and was given the code name "Lumann." Soon after, Lning began the service in Cuba that led to his ultimate fate of being the only German spy executed in Latin America during World War II
Mexican lobby : Matías Romero in Washington, 1861-1867 by Matías Romero( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Americans the Civil War was simply an internal conflict, and they have emphasized its military exploits and the romantic myths that have grown up around it. They have given little regard to its international aspects. In truth, however, the American Civil War attracted worldwide attention. Other nations followed the fortunes of the war and sought to understand its goals because they saw that the fate of the American system would likely have a profound effect on their own social and political economies
The French in Central America : culture and commerce, 1820-1930 by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican-United States relations, 1861-1867 by Thomas David Schoonover( )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's first global war : Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the origins of globalization by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican affairs and the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson by Thomas David Schoonover( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany in Central America : competitive imperialism, 1821-1929 by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Of the four countries most active in independent Central America - Britain, the United States, France, and Germany - historians know the least about the full extent of the involvement of the Germans. Germany, however, played a crucial role in Central American history. Germany in Central America reveals the stories of the institutions that supported and organized German migration, the immigrants' continuing ties with the homeland, and the preservation of their culture on foreign soil. This unique book traces the political and economic changes in Germany (and to some extent also in Central America) to serve as background for narrating or analyzing the relationship between Germany and Central American countries. Schoonover utilizes extensive private and public manuscript material from Central America, Europe, and the United States, including private collections and German federal and state government archives, to reveal this relationship within the framework of the rivalry of European powers and the United States
No es lo que decimos, sino lo que hacemos. El estudio y la literatura de las relaciones exteriores de Estados Unidos by Thomas David Schoonover( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hitler's Man in Havana by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dollars over dominion : the triumph of liberalism in Mexican-United States relations, 1861-1867 Thomas David Schoonover by Thomas David Schoonover( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexico -- Foreign relations -- United States
Foreign relations and Kansas in 1858 by Thomas David Schoonover( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documents : bleeding Kansas and Spanish Cuba in 1857, a postscript( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Central American commerce and maritime activity in the nineteenth century : sources for a quantitative approach by Thomas David Schoonover( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexican Lobby by Thomas David Schoonover( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the origins of globalization
Alternative Names
Schoonover, Thomas

Schoonover, Thomas 1936-

Schoonover, Thomas David 1936-

Languages
English (109)

Spanish (1)

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The banana men : American mercenaries and entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930The United States in Central America, 1860-1911 : episodes of social imperialism and imperial rivalry in the world systemGermany in Central America : competitive imperialism, 1821-1929Hitler's man in Havana : Heinz Lüning and Nazi espionage in Latin AmericaThe French in Central America : culture and commerce, 1820-1930America's first global war : Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the origins of globalizationGermany in Central America : competitive imperialism, 1821-1929