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

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

by Ruth Reitan
 

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

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870134982
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
155
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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

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