U.S. History

"Guantanamo: An American History"

Jonathan Hansen

About the Program

Jonathan Hansen presents a history of America's presence at Guantanamo Bay.  The author reports on the United States' early interest in the area and the central role it played in U.S. plans to control the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.  Mr. Hansen examines the creation of the U.S. naval base and prison at Guantanamo and its continued usage despite calls for its closure.  Jonathan Hansen speaks at Belmont Public Library in Belmont, Massachusetts. 

About the Authors

Jonathan Hansen

Jonathan Hansen is the author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920.  He is a lecturer in social studies at Harvard University.


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"Guantanamo: An American History"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, March 5th at 6:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 26th at 10am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 25th at 3:15pm (ET)
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