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The Resource Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991, Piero Gleijeses

Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991, Piero Gleijeses

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Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991
Title
Visions of freedom
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Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991
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Piero Gleijeses
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Language
eng
Summary
During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. These sources all point to one conclusion: by humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in southern Africa. It was Cuba's victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans "destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa"--
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Gleijeses, Piero
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New Cold War history
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  • Cold War
  • Africa, Southern
  • Africa, Southern
  • Africa, Southern
  • Africa, Southern
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Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991, Piero Gleijeses
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Angolan travails
  • The failure of Lusaka
  • The United States, South Africa, and Savimbi
  • The view from Cuba, 1984-1986
  • Havana and Moscow : conflicting strategies
  • Negotiations in the offing?
  • Cuito Cuanavale
  • Maniobra XXXI aniversario
  • Chester Crocker meets Jorge Risquet : talks about talks
  • The negotiations
  • The Cuban drumbeat
  • The New York agreements
  • Visions of freedom
  • Neto, Castro, and Carter : a new beginning?
  • The Cubans in Angola
  • Strained relations : Cuba and Angola
  • The fronts harden : the United States and Cuba, 1978-1980
  • Carter and southern Africa : a balance sheet
  • Enter Reagan
  • The wonders of linkage
Control code
FIEb17497875
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 655 pages
Isbn
9781469609683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)838415467
Label
Visions of freedom : Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the struggle for southern Africa, 1976-1991, Piero Gleijeses
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Angolan travails
  • The failure of Lusaka
  • The United States, South Africa, and Savimbi
  • The view from Cuba, 1984-1986
  • Havana and Moscow : conflicting strategies
  • Negotiations in the offing?
  • Cuito Cuanavale
  • Maniobra XXXI aniversario
  • Chester Crocker meets Jorge Risquet : talks about talks
  • The negotiations
  • The Cuban drumbeat
  • The New York agreements
  • Visions of freedom
  • Neto, Castro, and Carter : a new beginning?
  • The Cubans in Angola
  • Strained relations : Cuba and Angola
  • The fronts harden : the United States and Cuba, 1978-1980
  • Carter and southern Africa : a balance sheet
  • Enter Reagan
  • The wonders of linkage
Control code
FIEb17497875
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 655 pages
Isbn
9781469609683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)838415467

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