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U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story (New Cold War History)

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In the first published account of the massive U.S. covert intervention in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, Stephen G. Rabe uncovers a Cold War story of imperialism, gender bias, and racism.

When the South American colony now known as Guyana was due to gain independence from Britain in the 1960s, U.S. officials in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations feared it would
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by University of North Carolina Press (first published 2005)
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Detailed exploration of how the US became involved in, and ultimately almost destroyed, British Guiana. I had not been really aware of British Guiana before and this book ably demonstrated the extents that America would go to to keep even the idea of communism out of the Western Hemisphere, their supposed sphere of influence. This book seems to help illustrate a point that America foreign policy forgets often, and usually I troubling ways; actions have consequences.
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