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State of Ambiguity Civic Life and Culture in Cuba's First Republic

Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Duke University Press 2014
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Cuba's first republican era (1902-1959) is principally understood in terms of its failures and discontinuities, its first three decades and the overthrow of Machado seen at best as a prologue to the "real" revolution of 1959. This book brings together scholars from North America, Cuba, and Spain to challenge this narrative, presenting republican Cuba instead as a time of meaningful engagement-socially, politically,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780822356301 0822356309 9780822376842 0822376849
OCLC Number: 1004186541
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (376 Seiten))
Contents: Introduction: Revisiting Cuba's First Republic / Steven Palmer, Jose Antonio Piqueras, and Amparo Sanchez Cobos 1 1. A Sunken Ship, a Bronze Eagle, and the Politics of Memory: The "Social Life" of the USS Maine in Cuba (1898-1961) / Marial Iglesias Utset 22 2. Shifting Sands of Cuban Science, 1875-1933 / Steven Palmer 54 3. Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Cuba: A View from the Sugar District of Cienfuegos, 1886-1909 / Rebecca J. Scott 4. Slaughterhouses and Milk Consumption in the "Sick Republic": Socio-Environmental Change and Sanitary Technology in Havana, 1890-1925 / Reinaldo Funes Monzote 121 5. Attributes for the Capital of an Austere Republic / Jose Antonio Piqueras 148 6. Transcending Borders: !Tierra! and the Expansion of Anarchism in Cuba after Independence / Amparo Sanchez Cobos 181 7. Steeds, Cocks, and Guayaberas: The Social Impact of Agrarian Reorganization in the Republic / Imilcy Balboa Navarro 208 8. Disctrict 25: Rotary Clubs and Regional Civic Power in Cuba, 1916-1940 / Maikel Farinas Borrego 231 9. El naciente publico oyente: Towards a Genealogy of the Audience in Early Republican Cuba / Alejandra Bronfman 251 10. New Knowledge for New Times: The Sociedad del Folklore Cubano during the "Critical Decade" (1923-1930) / Ricardo Quiza Moreno 269 11. Nation, State, and the Making of Cuban Working Class, 1920-1940 / Robert Whitney 292 Bibliography 323 Contributors 349 Index 353

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