Insurrection and Revolution: Armed Struggle in Cuba, 1952-1959

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The success of insurrectionary movement in Cuba against the regime of Fulgencio Batista is not solely due to the actions of Fidel Castro's rebel army in the Sierra Maestra, according to the author, but can also be traced to the regional bases of support for the July 26 Revolutionary Movement (MR 26-7). Examining archival sources, oral histories and her own experiences in the events described in Mantanzas Province, far from the Sierra Maestra, she argues that the MR 26-7 functioned effectively at the grassroots level because it incorporated into the widely used methods of armed resistance those forms developed locally and often spontaneously in response to local conditions and daily concerns. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555876111
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: Studies in Cuban History
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 1,331,041
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Cuba
1 The Military Coup and Its Aftermath 1
2 A Generation on the March 13
3 The Political Economy of the Batista Government 33
4 The July 26 Movement: Spontaneous Mobilization, Resistance, and Insurrection 61
5 Armed Struggle, Workers, and Guerrilla War 81
6 Toward January 1, 1959 99
List of Acronyms 109
Chronology 111
Notes 115
Index 127
About the Book 138
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