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).
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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