Imperial State and Revolution
The United States and Cuba, 1952-1986
By (author) Morris H. Morley
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Imperial State and Revolution by Morris H. Morley
Book DescriptionThe United States played a decisive role in Cuba's political and economic development during the first half of the twentieth century. The emergence in the 1950s of a broad-based opposition movement to the Batista dictatorship was viewed by American policy makers as a threat to American interests. The paramount concern of the Eisenhower administration was to deny political power to the Castro forces, a goal pursued by all means short of direct military intervention. Subsequently, American policy toward Cuba, as Morris Morley shows in this book, has focused on reasserting US influence over the island. Drawing on personal interviews, classified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and other primary sources, this study presents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations' efforts to isolate Cuba politically within Latin America and economically throughout the capitalist world. During the Nixon, Ford, and Carter presidencies, as Morley shows, the global economic blockade unraveled, as did Cuba's political pariah status in Latin America. The book also traces the responses of the US Congress and the American business community to White House policy in the 1970s. In the epilogue, Morley discusses the Reagan administration's antagonistic policies toward Havana, which recalls the policies, rhetoric, and instrumentalities displayed by Washington during the early 1960s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521357623
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Morris H. Morley
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This study examines US policy toward the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile during the 1980s.
Unfinished Business, Paperback (September 2002)
A comprehensive study of US policy toward Cuba in the post-Cold War era.
Washington, Somoza and the Sandinistas, Paperback (August 2002)
This book, first published in 1994, studies US policy toward Nicaragua during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter presidencies.
Empire or Republic?, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Morris H. Morley
An important and well-researched critique of American domestic policy, contending that the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations have all focused on global leadership to the detriment of pressing social and economic problems at home.
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