Nicaragua Must Survive: Sandinista Revolutionary Diplomacy in the Global Cold War (Violence in Latin American History #8) (Hardcover)

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Nicaragua Must Survive tells the story of the Sandinistas' innovative diplomatic campaign, which captured the imaginations of people around the globe and transformed Nicaraguan history at the tail end of the Cold War. The Sandinistas' diplomacy went far beyond elite politics, as thousands of musicians, politicians, teachers, activists, priests, feminists, and journalists flocked to the country to experience the revolution firsthand. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews, Eline van Ommen reveals the role that Western Europe played in Nicaragua's revolutionary diplomacy. Blending grassroots organizing and formal foreign policy, pragmatic guerrillas, creative diplomats, and ambitious activists from Europe and the Americas were able to create an international environment in which the Sandinista Revolution could survive despite the odds. Nicaragua Must Survive argues that this diplomacy was remarkably effective, propelling Nicaragua into the global limelight and allowing the revolutionaries to successfully challenge the United States' role in Central America.

About the Author


Eline van Ommen is Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Leeds.

Praise For…


"In what is one of the best books I have read on organising, Eline Van Ommen, a lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Leeds, celebrates the role played by grassroots organisers in transforming history."
— Morning Star


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520390744
ISBN-10: 0520390741
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Violence in Latin American History