The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America

The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America

by Stephen G. Rabe
     
 

The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America is a comprehensive yet concise analysis of U.S. policies in Latin America during the Cold War. Author Stephen G. Rabe, a leading authority in the field, argues that the sense of joy and accomplishment that accompanied the end of the Cold War, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and the collapse

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The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America is a comprehensive yet concise analysis of U.S. policies in Latin America during the Cold War. Author Stephen G. Rabe, a leading authority in the field, argues that the sense of joy and accomplishment that accompanied the end of the Cold War, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and the collapse of the Soviet Union must be tempered by the realization that Latin Americans paid a ghastly price during the Cold War. Dictatorship, authoritarianism, the methodical abuse of human rights, and campaigns of state terrorism characterized life in Latin America between 1945 and 1989. Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, and Guatemala endured appalling levels of political violence. The U.S. repeatedly intervened in the internal affairs of Latin American nations in the name of anticommunism, destabilizing constitutional governments and aiding and abetting those who murdered and tortured.

Incorporating recently declassified documents, Rabe supplements his strong, provocative historical narrative with stories about the fates of ordinary Latin Americans, an extensive chronology, a series of evocative photographs, and an annotated bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195333237
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
563,313
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. Rabe is Professor of History at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of several books, including John F. Kennedy: World Leader (2010), U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story (2005), and The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America (1999).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The United States and Latin America: Cold War Chronology
Introduction
1. Roots of Cold War Interventions
2. The Kennan Corollary
3. Guatemala—The Mother of Interventions
4. War Against Cuba
5. No More Cubas—The Kennedy and Johnson Doctrines
6. Military Dictators—Cold War Allies
7. Cold War Horrors—Central America
Aftermath
Endnotes
Recommendations for Further Reading and Research Index

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