READING NOTES--for Thursday's class
pp. 1-7--This provides background to the initial intervention in the DR. We covered this in class, so you should be familiar with it; if not, take a glance.
pp. 8-12--skim: ask yourself to what extent the actions of Dominican politicians could have prevented the US intervention?
pp. 12-13--"war or words" as heart of opposition; key point here, it will set up the basis for much of the 1920s debates
pp. 16-18: read closely. Obviously, there's something contradictory about the US, a democracy, imposing a "military" government. How was this maneuver justified? Do you see any tensions in the US policy? Who was making the policy--Washington or the Marines? How much freedom of action did the Dominicans have?
pp. 19-31: you can skim this section, but be prepared to answer a question with which I'll start class: what was the central policy aim of the military government?
pp. 183-193: what caused the revival of the nationalist campaign? To what extent did the nationalists benefit from the emergence of Wilsonianism? And who exactly had the power in the postwar DR?
pp. 193-199--You can skim this. Union Nacional Dominicana--how impt were these splits within the nationalist movement? to what extent is what we were witnessing somethin akin to civil disobedience movements?
pp. 199-204: critical section; read very closely. What explains the emergence of an international campaign on behalf of the DR? Have we seen anything like this before in this course?
pp. 204-212: you can skim, provided you understand the differences--and similarities--between the Wilson and Harding Plans for withdrawal.
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