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A Revolution Aborted: The Lessons Of Grenada
A Revolution Aborted: The Lessons Of Grenada
Edited by Jorge Heine
University of Pittsburgh, 1990, 348 pp

Led by Marxist-influenced intellectuals drawing on an admixture of Black Power doctrines, socialist theory and nationalist appeals, in 1979 the New Jewel Movement took power in Grenada, a tiny island in the Caribbean with a total population of less than 100,000. Interfactional struggles and U.S. opposition combined to abort the movement in October 1983. Discussions of Grenada at the time tended to focus on the NJM's connections with Cuba and the Soviet Union and their implications for geopolitics; this volume takes the NJM experience seriously on its own terms and assesses its lessons for those who favor radical social and economic change in the Caribbean islands.