This is a thoroughly revised edition of a book published in 1937 and well established in its field. The revision seemed necessary, not because Professor Inman had reversed his judgments but because revisiting Latin America confirmed his earlier verdicts with new evidence, and new developments. Thirty years of intimate knowledge of his subject gives him the right to challenge others to ""think continentally"". He feels, in reappraising the situation, even more confidence in there being a basis for continental unity; he shows how America, North and South, is committed to the American System, the American Spirit. The past few years have seen drastic steps taken towards inter-American understanding through economic and trade agreements, through loans of money and goods and experts, through cultural exchange, military missions. His book is divided into five sections:- Who are the Latin Americans? The Hard Road towards Democracy. The Republics Today. New Forces. The American Continent. Almost half the material is new and he discusses fully the Nazi infiltration, the Good Neighbor Policy, the social movements, the similarities and dissimilarities as reason for the line-up today.