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UNRAVELING THE REVOLUTION: DISTANCING TRUMAN’S COLD WAR NARRATIVE FROM GUATEMALA’S TEN YEARS OF SPRING

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Material Information

Title:
UNRAVELING THE REVOLUTION: DISTANCING TRUMAN’S COLD WAR NARRATIVE FROM GUATEMALA’S TEN YEARS OF SPRING
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Scrivener, David
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Social Sciences
Faculty Sponsor:
Goff, Brendan

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis examines the presidency of Juan José Arévalo (1945-1951) during the first half of the Guatemalan Revolution (1944-1954). By highlighting the significance of Arévalo’s presidency to Guatemalan history, this thesis demonstrates how Truman’s perception of communism in the Guatemalan Revolution was not just the result of early Cold War anxieties, but part of a long list of U.S. intervention in Latin America that the Cold War radicalized. The first chapter places Truman’s Cold War policy of “containment” in the historical context of U.S. policy toward Latin America. The second chapter explores the socioeconomic conditions in Guatemala that led up to Arévalo’s election and the Guatemalan Revolution. The third chapter presents the Guatemalan Revolution as a response to the conditions explored in Chapter 2 and provides an explanation for Truman’s misinterpretation of the Revolution.
Statement of Responsibility:
by David Scrivener
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Goff, Brendan

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 S4
System ID:
AA00024806:00001

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