The Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic during the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924

First U.S. paperback edition, spring 2006. Reprint of the 1984 edition with a new, extensive introduction by the author.

“A comprehensive and tolerant study, devoid of jargon….Calder, a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describes the mixed results of the occupation…. Some readers may disagree with Mr. Calder’s assessment of the occupation’s long-term costs — Dominican hostility to the United States and, less directly, the Trujillo regime that began in 1930 — but this is nevertheless an excellent study.”
— The New York Times Book Review

“A work of exceptional historical analysis…. Calder is to be commended for his forthright analysis of the American occupation.”
— American Historical Review

“A particularly good summary of U.S. imperialism at the turn of the century and a clear description of Dominican society and the political system at that time.”
— Political Science Quarterly

Bruce Calder, University of Illinois, the author of Politics of Spirit, wrote a new introduction to this book.