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Being successfully nasty: the United States, Cuba and state-sponsored terrorism, 1959-1976

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dc.contributor.author Douglas, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-11T22:07:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-11T22:07:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-08-11T22:07:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1058
dc.description.abstract Despite being the global leader in the “war on terror,” the United States has been accused of sponsoring terrorism against Cuba. The following study assesses these charges. After establishing a definition of terrorism, it examines U.S.-Cuban relations from 1808 to 1958, arguing that the United States has historically employed violence in its efforts to control Cuba. U.S. leaders maintained this approach even after the Cuban Revolution: months after Fidel Castro’s guerrilla army took power, Washington began organizing Cuban exiles to carry out terrorist attacks against the island, and continued to support and tolerate such activities until the 1970s, culminating in what was the hemisphere’s most lethal act of airline terrorism before 9/11. Since then, the United States has maintained contact with well-known anti-Castro terrorists, in many cases employing and harbouring them, despite its claims to be fighting an international campaign against terrorism. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject HISTORY en_US
dc.subject CUBA en_US
dc.subject GERALD FORD en_US
dc.subject GEORGE H. W. BUSH en_US
dc.subject UNITED STATES en_US
dc.subject U.S.-CUBAN RELATIONS en_US
dc.subject TERRORISM en_US
dc.subject WAR ON TERRORISM en_US
dc.subject FIDEL CASTRO en_US
dc.subject BAY OF PIGS en_US
dc.subject OPERATION MONGOOSE en_US
dc.subject CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS en_US
dc.subject DWIGHT EISENHOWER en_US
dc.subject JOHN KENNEDY en_US
dc.subject LYNDON JOHNSON en_US
dc.subject RICHARD NIXON en_US
dc.subject HENRY KISSINGER en_US
dc.subject GEORGE W. BUSH en_US
dc.subject CUBAN EXILES en_US
dc.subject JORGE MAS CANOSA en_US
dc.subject LUIS POSADA CARRILES en_US
dc.subject ORLANDO BOSCH en_US
dc.subject FELIX RODRIGUEZ en_US
dc.subject CORU en_US
dc.subject CUBAN REVOLUTION en_US
dc.subject FILIBUSTERING en_US
dc.subject NARCISO LOPEZ en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::United States--History en_US
dc.title Being successfully nasty: the United States, Cuba and state-sponsored terrorism, 1959-1976 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Colby, Jason
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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