READING NOTES--Rosenberg reading, SB, pp. 147-162 (162-171 for next class).

A few general questions:

  • what exactly was the "Dominican model"--and why was it so attractive?
  • do you agree with Rosenberg's assertion (p. 45) that, in essence, TR's plan could be cast as "anti-imperial"?
  • which side had the better of this relationship--government or business?
  • what was the central aspect of Dollar Diplomacy?

(I'm using the page #s at the top of the page.)

p. 32--"The arguments against forcibly . . . "--critical PP.

pp. 32-41--long discourse by Rosenberg on one of her central arguments: importance of gendered language and conceptions in understanding the US approach to Latin American affairs. Were you persuaded?

pp. 41-42: read closely; any difference between this and what we saw earlier regarding the DR in the Martinez-Fernandez book?

pp. 43-47: "Between 1904 and 1907"--read closely; intersection between public and private, role of investment banks, malleable nature of Dominican politics, importance of experts are all key themes

pp. 47-52: you can skim this, but be prepared to discuss in class how the development of a new type of financial system in the US affected US relations with Latin America.

pp. 52-56: again skimmable, but not skippable--it's important to at least have a sense of the international context

pp. 56-60: read closely. Is "partnership" too strong a word to describe the relationship between public and private actors in the US?