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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781469602721 1469602725 9780807869246 0807869244|
|Description:||1 online resource (xvi, 375 p.) : ill., maps.|
|Contents:||Ideals : Castro, Allende, Nixon, and the inter-American Cold War --
Upheaval : an election in chile, September-November 1970 --
Rebellion : in pursuit of radical transformation, November 1970-July 1971 --
Disputes : copper, compañeros, and counterrevolution, July-December 1971 --
Battle lines : d'tente unmasked, January-October 1972 --
Crossroads : incomprehension and dead ends, November 1972-July 1973 --
Cataclysm : the Chilean coup and its fallout.
|Series Title:||New Cold War history.|
|Other Titles:||Allende's Chile & the Inter-American Cold War|
"Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against him. The result was a battle for Chile that ended in 1973 with a right-wing military coup and a brutal dictatorship lasting nearly twenty years. Tanya Harmer argues that this battle was part of a dynamic inter-American Cold War struggle to determine Latin America's future, shaped more by the contest between Cuba, Chile, the United States, and Brazil than by a conflict between Moscow and Washington. Drawing on firsthand interviews and recently declassified documents from archives in North America, Europe, and South America--including Chile's Foreign Ministry Archive--Harmer provides the most comprehensive account to date of Cuban involvement in Latin America in the early 1970s, Chilean foreign relations during Allende's presidency, Brazil's support for counterrevolution in the Southern Cone, and the Nixon administration's Latin American policies. The Cold War in the Americas, Harmer reveals, is best understood as a multidimensional struggle, involving peoples and ideas from across the hemisphere"--Provided by publisher.
A welcome addition to Cold War historiography. . . . Enriches our understanding of how the Cold War unfolded in Latin America, particularly the centrality of Chile in shaping regional events.--"Oral
- History, Modern -- 20th century.
- International relations -- History -- 20th century.
- Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1948-1980.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America.
- Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
- Chile -- Foreign relations -- 1970-1973.
- Cuba -- Foreign relations -- 1959-1990.
- Brazil -- Foreign relations -- 1964-1985.
- HISTORY / Latin America / South America
- Diplomatic relations
- History, Modern.
- International relations.
- Politics and government
- Latin America.
- United States.