There is much controversy: though the Organization of American States formally requested intervention from President Ronald Reagan, world media coverage was largely negative and skeptical, if not baffled, by the action, which resulted in a rapid defeat and the deposition of the Revolutionary Military Council. By examining the possibilities and contradictions of the Grenada Revolution, the contributors draw upon thirty years of hindsight to illuminate a crucial period of the Cold War.
Beyond geopolitics, the book interrogates but transcends the nuances and peculiarities of Grenada’s political history to situate this revolution in its larger Caribbean and global context. In doing so, contributors seek to unsettle old debates while providing fresh understandings about a critical period in the Caribbean’s postcolonial experience. This collection throws into sharp focus the centrality of the Grenada Revolution, offering a timely contribution to Caribbean scholarship and to wider understanding of politics in small developing, postcolonial societies. Wendy C. Grenade, Grenada, West Indies, is a lecturer in political science, Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She has authored several scholarly articles on politics in Grenada.