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Castro's Cuba

Author: Charles W Carey
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: History firsthand.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the use of interviews, articles, and first-person narratives, focuses on the significance of the 1959 Cuban revolution and its aftermath. An introduction explaining events precipitating the rise of Fidel Castro, the revolution, and the current situation in Cuba provides an overview to understanding the succeeding chapters. Each section presents historical documents, narratives, and articles by famous people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Carey
ISBN: 0737716541 9780737716542 073771655X 9780737716559
OCLC Number: 52559133
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Castro takes command: Ideology of the early revolution / Fidel Castro --
Castro enthralled Cubans with his oratory / Jose Luis Llovio-Menendez --
Life in a political prison / John Martino --
Building and defending socialism: Planning the economy by involving the people / Che Guevara --
Repelling the Imperialist invaders / Orlando Castro Hidalgo --
Relying on agriculture to boost the economy / Fidel Castro with Lee Lockwood --
Taking a stand against Imperialism / Fidel Castro --
Creating "Fidel's Utopia" / Andrew Salkey --
Justice for all: Attending a people's court / Ernesto Cardenal --
Improving the lives of minority women / Maria Antonia Carrillo --
Combating racial discrimination / Elpidio de la Trinidad Molina, Jorge Molina, and Egipcia Perez --
Surviving without Soviet aid: Taste of how most Cubans live / Carlo Gebler --
From black marketeers to entrepreneurs / C. Peter Ripley --
Making ends meet during the "Special Period" / Tony Mendoza --
Young people express their disillusionment with socialism / Andrei Codrescu --
Older people speak up for Fidel / Christopher Hunt.
Series Title: History firsthand.
Responsibility: Charles W. Carey Jr., book editor.

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Through the use of interviews, articles, and first-person narratives, focuses on the significance of the 1959 Cuban revolution and its aftermath. An introduction explaining events precipitating the rise of Fidel Castro, the revolution, and the current situation in Cuba provides an overview to understanding the succeeding chapters. Each section presents historical documents, narratives, and articles by famous people such as Castro himself and Che Guevara, as well as pieces by visiting journalists and interviews with ordinary citizens.

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