Historias 132 – William Booth on Latin America’s Cold War, and the Political Left

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Dr. William Booth, the author of “Rethinking Latin America’s Cold War” published in The Historical Journal, joined Steven and Dustin to, well, rethink Latin America’s Cold War.  They examine the historiography of the Cold War in Latin America before discussing the long and layered history of conflict in the region.  Dr. Booth also gives us a preview of his forthcoming book with Verso, A Prehistory of Revolution: Latin American Lefts in the Early Cold War.  Not content end the conversation when the episode ostensibly wraps, the trio goes into extra time and talks more about Booth’s scholarship, and about Austin BBQ, Powell’s Books, and New York Mets fandom.  Stick around! 

Follow Dr. Booth on Twitter @WilliamABooth