The monograph is devoted to the begginnings of relations between the United States and the Latin American nations. It discusses the first formal and informal contacts, the diplomatic recognition of the Latin American independence by the United States, and political, military and merchant networks in the New World at the time of the independence movement. Based upon a wide range of published and archival sources, this research is important for understanding the formation of U.S. foreign policy principles, including the famous Monroe Doctrine, and the socio-political background of conflicts between two Americas.
This textbook is the product of a collective effort of historians from several research institutes and universities. In a concise and accssible form the authors cover the main problems and topics of the history of Sub-Saharan Africa from 15th century to the present. Among these are the development of African civilisations, the creation and the collapse of colonial systems,the making of colonial society, the development of anti-colonialism and the development of African nationalism, and the events, problems and challenges of the late 20th - early 21st centuries. The texbook contains essays on the history of 20 countries of the region.Uniquely, it also offers a history of relations between Russia and Black Africa.The sizable supplement contains documents pertaining to the history of the region. Indexes, chronology, glossary and bibliography conclude the text. The texbook is the first Russian manual on the modern and contemporary history of sub-Saharan Africa.