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The Failure of Socialism and “Militarism” in Grenada, 1979–83

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

With Marxist-Leninist ideas and plans shaped in England and Trinidad, a small group of intellectuals calling themselves the New Jewel Movement began to oppose the erratic regime of Eric Gairy in ... More


Grenada Once Again: Revisiting the 1983 Crisis and Collapse of the Grenada Revolution

Brian Meeks

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The twenty-fifth anniversary in October, 2008, of the tragic killing of Maurice Bishop and his associates and the subsequent invasion of Grenada, followed closely by the release on September 5, 2009, ... More


Grenada, Once Again: Revisiting the 1983 Crisis and Collapse of the Grenada Revolution (2012)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter recounts the tragic murder of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and his associates, as well as the subsequent invasion of Grenada. It claims that there is significant evidence of a ... More


The Spirit and Ideas of Maurice Bishop Are Alive in Our Caribbean Civilization

Ralph E. Gonsalves

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reproduces a speech by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on the occasion of the naming of the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) in Grenada in ... More


Remembering October 19: Reconstructing a Conversation with a Young Female NJM Candidate Member about Her Recollections of October 19, 1983

Patsy Lewis

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents a narrative account of the tragic events of October 19 that led to the killing of Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and key members of his cabinet. It seeks to recreate ... More


Grenada, 1949–1979: Precursor to Revolution

Curtis Jacobs

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

March 12, 1979, was the end of a pivotal period in Grenada’s modern contemporary history, which began with Gairy’s arrival in December, 1949, and ended with his departure from Grenada in March, 1979. ... More


Transformation in Jamaica, Grenada, and Haiti

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the last decades of the twentieth century, the Caribbean saw multiple and dramatic political efforts to transform state and society. New governments sought to embrace popular classes as equal ... More


Operation Urgent Fury: Grenada

Michael Poznansky

in In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190096595
eISBN:
9780190096625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096595.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Ronald Reagan’s decision to intervene in Grenada in October 1983 to remove the left-leaning New Jewel Movement from power. Plans for regime change began in earnest in ... More


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