A History of the Cuban Revolution / Edition 1

A History of the Cuban Revolution / Edition 1

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by Aviva Chomsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405187743

ISBN-13: 9781405187749

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Wiley

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later.

  • Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact

  • Provides a lively, on-the-ground

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Overview

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later.

  • Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact

  • Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people

  • Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions

  • Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it

  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405187749
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista Series, #10
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Studying the Cuban Revolution.

Talking about freedom.

Scholars weigh in.

Why revolution?

Comparing capitalism and socialism.

Latin American attitudes.

Chapter 1: Cuba through 1959.

Colonial history.

The colony in the republic.

Revolution: a war, or a process?

Chapter 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.

Cuba in the 1970s: how it worked.

1986: Rectification.

How democratic was Cuban socialism?

Chapter 3: The Cuban Revolution and the World: Relations with the United States.

The U.S. and Cuba.

In their own words: US 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.

Chapter 4: The Cuban Revolution and the World:  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.

Chapter 5: Art, Culture and Revolution.

Literature.

Film.

Sport.

Dance.

Political culture.

Food.

Chapter 6: Cuba Diversa.

Race.

Gender.

Sexuality.

Religion.

Chapter 7: The "Special Period": Socialism on One Island.

1993-1995: Rapidfire reforms.

Charting new territory.

Contradictions: inequality and jineterismo.

Opting to leave: the 1994 exodus.

Debate and its limits during the 1990s.

Chapter 8: Cuba into the 21st Century.

From perfeccionamiento to recentralization.

Civil society into the new century.

Disillusionment.

Bush-era policies.

Cuba, Venezuela and the ALBA.

Cuba after Fidel.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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