By Cyrus Veeser
A international secure for Capitalism unravels a little-known incident: a Wall highway corporation's takeover of the international debt, nationwide railroad, and nationwide financial institution of the Dominican Republic within the Nineties. operating with the republic's tyrannical president, the yankee company attempted to show self-sufficient peasants into cash-crop farmers, with disastrous effects. via 1904, the company's slender pursuit of revenue clashed with Theodore Roosevelt's target of constructing the USA an outstanding strength, hence triggering a sweeping new policy-the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. Praised by means of Diplomatic History as "a version of globe-trotting multiarchival research," this intriguing heritage covers occasions in manhattan, Washington, Santo Domingo, Brussels, and London.
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