US-Grenada Relations

Revolution and Intervention in the Backyard

  • Authors
  • Gary Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gary Williams
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gary Williams
    Pages 21-31
  4. Gary Williams
    Pages 55-76
  5. Gary Williams
    Pages 101-130
  6. Gary Williams
    Pages 131-161
  7. Gary Williams
    Pages 163-173
  8. Gary Williams
    Pages 175-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-298

About this book


Why did the world's strongest power intervene militarily in the tiny Commonwealth Caribbean island of Grenada in October 1983? This book focuses on United States-Grenada relations between 1979 and 1983 set against the wider historical context of US-Caribbean Basin relations. It presents an in-depth study of US policy during the Carter and Reagan presidencies and the deterioration of relations with the Marxist-Leninist People's Revolution Government (PRG) of Grenada. It considers in detail the murderous internal power struggle that destroyed the PRG and the decisionmaking process that resulted in a joint US-Caribbean military intervention.


Caribbean intervention USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53456-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60995-2
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