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date: 19 June 2021

Caribbean–US Relations 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations
Tyson ReederTyson Reeder

North Americans have shared intricate ties with their Caribbean neighbors since before the American Revolution. After the Revolutionary War, US traders and politicians found that independence disrupted their trade with the Caribbean as European powers tried to protect their island colonies from US intrusion. North Americans had hoped that independence would free them from imperial trade restrictions, and many anticipated a day when the entire Western Hemisphere would exchange commodities free from European encroachment. By the mid-... ...

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