Cold War in a Hot Zone: The United States Confronts Labor and Independence Struggles in the British West Indies - Horne, Gerald C.
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"I regard this book as a major contribution to regional scholarship about the Caribbean, pointing toward a little-understood area of U.S. global policy and its effects." Paul Buhle, Departments of History and American Civilization, Brown University "Cold War in a Hot Zone is extremely well researched and surprisingly lively...The author's documentation of the racism on American military bases in the region is solid...he gives us many intriguing details." Foreign Service Journal "Horne offers his considerable talents to an examination of the independence struggle in the British West…mehr

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"I regard this book as a major contribution to regional scholarship about the Caribbean, pointing toward a little-understood area of U.S. global policy and its effects." Paul Buhle, Departments of History and American Civilization, Brown University "Cold War in a Hot Zone is extremely well researched and surprisingly lively...The author's documentation of the racism on American military bases in the region is solid...he gives us many intriguing details." Foreign Service Journal "Horne offers his considerable talents to an examination of the independence struggle in the British West Indies...Horne expertly shows how US policy makers used anticommunism to thwart the militant [Caribbean Labour Congress] and depose Jagan in the emerging Cold War. The chapters on Jamaica and Guiana, as well as the comparison of Guiana and Barbados, are excellent and a revelation...This is well researched and well written. Summing Up: Highly recommended." Choice "The book stands out as one of the most revealing pieces of work ever to be articulated on the subject of labour and working-class struggles in the former British colonies in the Caribbean during the 1940s and 1950s period. Horne's research was meticulous and comprehensive... His analysis situates the issues within their contextual positioning and depictions, allowing for readers to learn and come away with a very comprehensive understanding of these important historical events of West Indian life." Trinidad and Tobago Review "Horne is at his strongest in explaining the differences between conditions in the various British territories... In pleading for an understanding of the dissimilarities in the region, Horne bolsters his arguments." American Historical Review "The book stands out as one of the most revealing pieces of work ever to be articulated on the subject of labor and working-class struggles in the former British colonies in the Caribbean during the 1940s and 1950s. Horne's research was meticulous and comprehensive... His analysis situates the issues within their contextual positionings and depictions, allowing for readers to learn and come away with a very comprehensive understanding of these important historical events of West Indian life... Cold War in a Hot Zone promises some surprises and thrills for those interested in a uniquely refreshing look at West Indian/Caribbean history."- Winter 2009 issue of Wadabagei "The reader emerges with a vivid and detailed picture of the tumultuous period in British West Indian history and its global context... Cold War in a Hot Zone is a lively and valuable contribution to the literature on the politics [of the] British West Indies during the mid-twentieth century."- February 2009 issue of The Journal of Latin American Studies
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: TEMPLE UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 262
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 162mm x 229mm x 21mm
  • Gewicht: 458g
  • ISBN-13: 9781592136278
  • ISBN-10: 1592136273
  • Artikelnr.: 21268972