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

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Publisher Comments:

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 become a communist nation under the leadership of Cheddi Jagan, a Marxist who was very popular among the South Asian (mostly Indian) majority. Although to this day the CIA refuses to confirm or deny involvement, Rabe presents evidence that CIA funding, through a program run by the AFL-CIO, helped foment the labor unrest, race riots, and general chaos that led to Jagan's replacement in 1964. The political leader preferred by the United States, Forbes Burnham, went on to lead a twenty-year dictatorship in which he persecuted the majority Indian population.

Considering race, gender, religion, and ethnicity along with traditional approaches to diplomatic history, Rabe's analysis of this Cold War tragedy serves as a needed corrective to interpretations that depict the Cold War as an unsullied U.S. triumph.

Synopsis:

This is the first published account of the massive U.S. covert intervention in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, when U.S. officials feared that popular leader Cheddi Jagan would install a communist regime when the country gained independence from Britain. Rabe tells how CIA funding went through an AFL-CIO program to help foment the labor unrest, race riots, and general chaos that led to Jagan's replacement by Forbes Burnham, who went on to lead a 20-year dictatorship in which he persecuted the majority Indian population.

About the Author

Stephen G. Rabe is professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas and author or coauthor of several books, including The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807829790
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Author:
Rabe, Stephen G.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Guyana Politics and government 1966-
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana; Guyana; John F. Kennedy; Kennedy administration; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Johnson administration; United Kingdom; Harold Macmillan; Harold Wilson; Cheddi Jagan; Janet Rosenberg Jagan; Forbes Burnham; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Americ
Subject:
British Guiana
Subject:
Guyana
Subject:
John F. Kennedy
Subject:
Kennedy administration
Subject:
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Subject:
Johnson Administration
Subject:
United Kingdom
Subject:
Harold Macmillan
Subject:
Harold Wilson
Subject:
Cheddi Jagan
Subject:
Janet Rosenberg Jagan
Subject:
Forbes Burnham
Subject:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Subject:
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO)
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
Colonialism
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Anti-communism.
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
gender bias
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
New Cold War History
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in
Age Level:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America

U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story (New Cold War History)
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Product details 256 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807829790 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the first published account of the massive U.S. covert intervention in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, when U.S. officials feared that popular leader Cheddi Jagan would install a communist regime when the country gained independence from Britain. Rabe tells how CIA funding went through an AFL-CIO program to help foment the labor unrest, race riots, and general chaos that led to Jagan's replacement by Forbes Burnham, who went on to lead a 20-year dictatorship in which he persecuted the majority Indian population.
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