Department of Politics and Government Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Hendricks recently published a book review titled “The Negative Effects of U.S. Imperialism in Central America” in Latin American Perspectives.

Hendricks reviews Dana Frank’s The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup and James W. Martin’s Banana Cowboys: The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism. The review of their books speaks to the way intervention and imperialism have contributed to U.S. dominance over the economies and politics of Central America during the 20th and 21st centuries, often to the detriment of ordinary citizens’ lives and livelihoods.