English-language historiography of U.S.–Latin American relations provides an essential starting point for any thorough analysis of U.S.–Chilean relations. For this project, approximately seventy books have been reviewed to establish points of convergence and divergence between authors’ perspectives of a variety of issues relevant to the first administration of Chilean President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo and that of his U.S. counterpart Herbert Hoover. Prior to assuming office in 1929, Hoover visited numerous Latin American countries to demonstrate his resolve to abandon the interventionist policies of his predecessors. His effort achieved greatest success as regards the long-standing border dispute between Chile and Peru over the provinces of Tacna and Arica.