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A history of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, A John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Publication, [2011]
Series: Viewpoints/puntos de vista.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few historical events are as little understood - or continue to stir such emotions - as the Revolution guided by Fidel Castro that overthrew the Batista government of Cuba in 1959. A History of the Cuban Revolution journeys beyond the fiery political rhetoric to present readers with a concise socio-historical accounting of the Cuban Revolution.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010019088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aviva Chomsky
ISBN: 9781444329551 1444329553 9781444329568 1444329561 9781405187749 1405187743 9781405187732 1405187735 1282777181 9781282777187
OCLC Number: 863045253
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction. Talking about freedom ; Scholars weigh in ; Why revolution? ; Comparing capitalism and socialism ; Latin American attitudes --
1. Cuba through 1959. Colonial history ; The colony in the republic ; Revolution: a war, or a process? --
2. Experiments with socialism. Analyzing the situation: economic backwardness ; The 1960s: experimentation and the great debate ; The 1970s: institutionalization and the Soviet model ; Democracy: U.S. and Cuban style ; 1986: rectification ; How democratic was Cuban socialism? --
3. Relations with the United States. The United States and Cuba ; In their own words: U.S. policymakers respond to revolution ; Covert war: up to the Bay of Pigs ; Covert war: after the Bay of Pigs ; The missile crisis ; After the missile crisis ; The war continues --
4. Emigration and internationalism. Miami ; Cuba's global reach: beyond the Cold War ; Cuba and Black internationalism ; Cuba in Africa and Latin America ; Civilian aid missions --
5. Art, culture, and revolution. Literature ; Film ; Music ; Sport ; Dance ; Political culture ; Food --
6. Cuba diversa. Race ; Gender ; Sexuality ; Race --
7. The "special period" : socialism on one island. 1993-95: rapid-fire reforms ; Social impact of the market reforms ; Limits to capitalism ; Charting new territory ; Contradictions: inequality and jineterismo ; Opting to leave: the 1994 exodus ; Debate and its limits during the 1990s --
8. Cuba into the twenty-first century. From perfeccionamiento to recentralization ; Civil society into the new century ; Disillusionment ; Bush-era policies ; Cuba, Venezuela, and the ALBA ; Cuba after Fidel.
Series Title: Viewpoints/puntos de vista.
Responsibility: Aviva Chomsky.

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