In From the Cold: Latin America’s New Encounter with the Cold War. GILBERT M. JOSEPH and DANIELA SPENSER: Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.
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Keywords

Cold War
Colby
JOSEPH
SPENSER
Cuba

How to Cite

Colby, J. (2010). In From the Cold: Latin America’s New Encounter with the Cold War. GILBERT M. JOSEPH and DANIELA SPENSER: Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 21(1). Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/100

Abstract

Despitethe global turn in Cold War scholarship, the dialogue between U.S. diplomaticand Latin American historians has remained limited. With In From the Cold, editors Gilbert Joseph and Daniela Spenser haveassembled new scholarship that seeks to make that connection. The result is afine collection that shifts us away from traditional crisis-driven analysis andreveals the agency of Latin Americans in shaping their Cold War. Following anintroduction by Joseph and a fascinating essay on truth commissions and LatinAmerican memory by Thomas Blanton, Spenser offers the first case study with herchapter on the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Drawing upon U.S., Soviet, and Cuban documents, she arguesthat "the Caribbean crisis was a watershed for Soviet policy concerning Latin America" (p. 77). 
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