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dc.contributor.authorSmall, Michael
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.submitted2015-11-03 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:26:19Z
dc.identifier578812
dc.identifierOCN: 781407072
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32997
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38246
dc.description.abstractIn the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, both the United States and Mexico accepted their offer and all parties agreed to meet at an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. <br><br>For Canadians, the conference provided an unexpected spectacle on their doorstep, combining high diplomacy and low intrigue around the gardens and cataracts of Canada's most famous natural attraction. For the diplomats involved, it proved to be an ephemeral high point in the nascent pan-American movement. After it ended, the conference dropped out of historical memory. <br><br>This is the first full account of the Niagara Falls Peace Conference to be published in North America since 1914. The author carefully reconstructs what happened at Niagara Falls, examining its historical significance for Canada's relationship with the Americas. From this almost forgotten event he draws important lessons on the conduct of international mediation and the perils of middle-power diplomacy.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGovernance Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.otherdiplomacy
dc.subject.otherpeace
dc.subject.othercanada
dc.subject.otherniagara falls
dc.subject.otherconference
dc.subject.otherinternational mediation
dc.subject.otherMexico
dc.subject.otherMexico City
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.subject.otherUnited States Department of State
dc.subject.otherVictoriano Huerta
dc.subject.otherWoodrow Wilson
dc.titleThe Forgotten Peace
dc.title.alternativeMediation at Niagara Falls
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_578812
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy66acbd65-c929-45de-b070-9f23bf72fdd8
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
oapen.relation.isbn9780776618791
oapen.pages198


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