Cold War in a Hot Zone: The United States Confronts Labor and Independence Struggles in the British West Indies

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Beginning just before the start of World War II and ending during the Cold War, Gerald Horne's masterful examination of British Guiana and the British West Indies details the collapse of British colonial structures and the corresponding rise of U.S. regional influence. Horne reveals the realities of race and color in the Caribbean under colonial rule, while the colonizers-Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States-battled each other for hegemony on the world stage. ...
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Overview

Beginning just before the start of World War II and ending during the Cold War, Gerald Horne's masterful examination of British Guiana and the British West Indies details the collapse of British colonial structures and the corresponding rise of U.S. regional influence. Horne reveals the realities of race and color in the Caribbean under colonial rule, while the colonizers-Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States-battled each other for hegemony on the world stage.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592136285
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Gerald C. Horne is Moores Professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Houston. 
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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Early Organizing     15
Big Islands/Big Problems     29
The Labor of War     41
When Labor Organizes     56
Militant Jamaica     71
Washington Confronts the West Indies     84
Will Labor Rule?     98
Cold War in a Hot Zone     111
The Left Retreats     127
Small Islands/Huge Impact     141
Militant British Guiana     157
Barbados vs. British Guiana     173
Conclusion     188
Epilogue     203
References     213
Index     250
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