The Rise and Decline of an Alliance: Cuba and African-American Leaders in the 1960s

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In the 1960s, a critical fracture developed in the American Civil Rights movement creating, in the process, a new group of Black nationalists. This new militant wing of the movement believed it had found a natural ally in Fidel Castro's Cuban revolutionary regime and forged a close relationship with its leaders. Reitan argues that the parameters that governed the relationship between the Cuban government and increasingly radicalized African-American activists in the 1960s were largely determined by the ...

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Overview

In the 1960s, a critical fracture developed in the American Civil Rights movement creating, in the process, a new group of Black nationalists. This new militant wing of the movement believed it had found a natural ally in Fidel Castro's Cuban revolutionary regime and forged a close relationship with its leaders. Reitan argues that the parameters that governed the relationship between the Cuban government and increasingly radicalized African-American activists in the 1960s were largely determined by the ideological conflicts between the revolutionary views of Che Guevara and more conservative pro-Moscow views.

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Argues that the parameters that governed the relationship between the Cuban government and increasingly radicalized African-American activists in the 1960s were largely determined by the ideological conflicts between the revolutionary views of Che Guevara and the more conservative pro-Moscow views held by many in Castro's Popular Socialist Party. Issues explored include Cuba's support for international Pan-African movements, the role of Cuba in popularizing the aspirations of radical African-Americans to the world, and the eventual capitulation to ideologies of national security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870134982
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 155
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Reitan is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The 1960s' U.S. Black Movement 9
2 The International Context 19
3 Political Ideology and Tactics 37
4 Issues of Security 75
5 Expectations 97
6 The Decline of the Radical Alliance 117
Conclusion 123
Bibliography 133
Index 143
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