MADE IN AMERICA: A HISTORICAL NOVEL ON THE U.S. INTERVENTIONS IN GUATEMALA DURING THE 20TH CENTURY PART ONE

Open Access
Author:
Kennedy, Abigail Stevens
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • William Cobb, Thesis Supervisor
  • Marcy North, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Guatemala
Abstract:
In this Part One of my historical novel, Made In America, I will examine the lives and careers of two Americans who learn of and grapple with the atrocities committed by the U.S. CIA and State Department in Guatemala the 1954 coup of President Jacobo Árbenz and the beginning of a subsequent thirty-six-year civil war. The lives of these two characters will illustrate the complexities of realizing the extent of economic imperialism and totalitarianism abroad. With scenes across the world and across time periods, I will draw parallels between different totalitarian regimes, covert U.S. interventions and policies, and Americans abroad.