Date of Award

Spring 1985

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Terms of Use

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

James A. Field


Morford’s thesis analyzes the significance of the Monroe Doctrine in the years after World War II and in American foreign policy today, particularly in relation to the nations of Latin America and Europe. By examining primary accounts from politicians as well as contemporary accounts from the US, Latin America and Europe, Morford argues that, while the Monroe Doctrine evolved and shifted in different situations, its essential principles continued to live on long after 1823, both in the Organization of American States as well as in foreign policy decisions.