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Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Piero Gleijeses

Abstract

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. This book uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an international history of this theater of the late Cold War. These sou ... More

Keywords: Cold War, South Africa, superpowers, Americans, Cuban soldiers, Soviet Union, Angola, decolonization, Namibia, Fidel Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469609683
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469609690_Gleijeses

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Piero Gleijeses, author