Managing Counterrevolution : The United States & Guatemala, 1954-1961, Paperback / softback Book

Managing Counterrevolution : The United States & Guatemala, 1954-1961 Paperback / softback

Part of the Research in International Studies, Latin America Series series


The Eisenhower administration's intervention in Guatemala is one of the most closely studied covert operations in the history of the Cold War.

Yet we know far more about the 1954 coup itself than its aftermath.

This book uses the concept of "counterrevolution" to trace the Eisenhower administration's efforts to restore U.S. hegemony in a nation whose reform governments had antagonized U.S. economic interests and the local elite. Comparing the Guatemalan case to U.S.-sponsored counterrevolutions in Iran, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Chile reveals that Washington's efforts to roll back "communism" in Latin America and elsewhere during the Cold War represented in reality a short-term strategy to protect core American interests from the rising tide of Third World nationalism.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780896802155



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