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HIST 4342 The Caribbean During the Cold War, 1962-1989 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The focus is the Caribbean, a vitally strategic area as attested to most recently by the U.S. invasions of the Dominican Republic in 1965, Grenada in 1983, and Panama in 1989. The efforts of these small states to overcome their vulnerabilities provide a most fascinating subject. Of added interest is the fact that outside of Africa, the Caribbean countries are virtually the only sovereign communities of people of African descent in the world. We will analyze the historical ambiance within which the states of the Commonwealth Caribbean operate and evaluate their attempts at maximizing their independence.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Frank Taylor

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with: AADS3329

Comments: Fulfills the Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 03-Apr-14