Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran / Edition 1

Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran / Edition 1

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by Malcolm Byrne
     
 

U.S. involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew the elected prime minister of Iran and installed the Shah was not even officially admitted until Madeleine Albright acknowledged it in March of 2000, the year that witnessed the declassification of a flood of U.S. documents on the coup. Gasiorowski (political science, Louisiana State U.) and Byrne (research director of… See more details below

Overview

U.S. involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew the elected prime minister of Iran and installed the Shah was not even officially admitted until Madeleine Albright acknowledged it in March of 2000, the year that witnessed the declassification of a flood of U.S. documents on the coup. Gasiorowski (political science, Louisiana State U.) and Byrne (research director of the George Washington U.- based National Security Archive) present seven papers of new research from scholars from the Iran, the US, and the former Soviet Union based on these uncovered archival sources as well as recently discovered documents from Iran and the former Soviet Union. The papers look at Iran's political environment in the early 1950s, the activities of the communist Tudeh party, British and American destabilization campaigns, and the factors that led the U.S. to undertake the coup. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815630180
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Contributors
Introduction
1Mosaddeq's government in Iranian history : arbitrary rule, democracy, and the 1953 coup1
2Unseating Mosaddeq : the configuration and role of domestic forces27
3The 1953 coup in Iran and the legacy of the Tudeh102
4Britain and the overthrow of the Mosaddeq government126
5The international boycott of Iranian oil and the anti-Mosaddeq coup of 1953178
6The road to intervention : factors influencing U.S. policy toward Iran, 1945-1953201
7The 1953 coup d'etat against Mosaddeq227
Conclusion : why did Mosaddeq fall?261
Notes281
Selected bibliography341
Index353

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