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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Through A Bi-Polar Lens: The US Press and the Guatemalan Coup of 1954

In 1954 the United States government helped in the overthrow of the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz. The event itself was widely reported in American media but with little real objective reporting, due in part to the Cold War environment dominating American life in the 1950's. Only in retrospect is the reality of the US role in the event revealed.

Presenter: Conrad Hilsdorf (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 12 Hartwell
Time: 3 pm (Session IV)