Academic journal article International Social Science Review. Rabe, Stephen G. New York: Oxford University Press, Historian Stephen G. Rabe effectively argues that covert and overt U. In contrast to Cold War triumphalism that dismisses Latin America's dead as "collateral damage" in a noble crusade to save the world from totalitarianism, Rabe makes a convincing case that the United States' primary goal was to maintain its historical domination of Latin America and the Caribbean rather than to defend itself against communist expansion into these regions.
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A sweeping, no-holds-barred rebuke of U. Cold War triumphalism in Latin America. 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 and Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, and Guatemala endured appalling levels of political violence. The U. 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.
Stephen G. He is the author of several books, including John F. Kennedy: World Leader , U. Rabe demonstrates that the hemisphere's history must be understood from multiple angles and perspectives. Ablard, Ithaca College. It is a fine synthetic analysis of the origins and impact of U. Foglesong, Rutgers University. Peter H. Smith, James N. Green, and Thomas E. Virginia Garrard, Peter V. Henderson, and Bryan McCann. Robert C. McGreevey, Christopher T. Fisher, and Alan Dawley.
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Go directly to our online catalogue. New to this Edition An expanded chronology for the years A new section on Mexico An expanded analysis of the Cold War in Argentina and Guatemala A revised Aftermath that includes new developments in Latin America from and an analysis of Pope Francis's role in the Cold War and post-Cold War period Updated footnotes and recommended readings.
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Rabe, Stephen G. the Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America