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The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution: An Empire of Liberty in an Age of National Liberation
     

The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution: An Empire of Liberty in an Age of National Liberation

by Jules R. Benjamin
 
Jules Benjamin argues convincingly that modern conflicts between Cuba and the United States stem from a long history of U.S. hegemony and Cuban resistance. He shows what difficulties the smaller country encountered because of U.S. efforts first to make it part of an "empire of liberty" and later to dominate it by economic methods, and he analyzes the kind of

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Jules Benjamin argues convincingly that modern conflicts between Cuba and the United States stem from a long history of U.S. hegemony and Cuban resistance. He shows what difficulties the smaller country encountered because of U.S. efforts first to make it part of an "empire of liberty" and later to dominate it by economic methods, and he analyzes the kind of misreading of ardent nationalism that continues to plague U.S. policymaking. "An original and incisive study on the nature of hegemony, this book traces the history of relations between the United States and Cuba from 1898 to 1961, emphasizing the tension between U.S. efforts to "Americanize" and modernize the island and Cuban resentment of U.S. influence and interference."--Foreign Affairs "Benjamin has produced a superb study in the genre of American domination of a Caribbean nation."--Jack Lane, The Journal of American History "Benjamin does a fine job of explaining how Cuba and the United States came to their parting of the ways."--Ramcn Eduardo Ruiz, Pacific Historical Review

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Benjamin (history, Ithaca College) argues that the present antagonism between Cuba and the US stems less from the cold war than from a long history of US hegemony and Cuban resistance. He shows the problems Cuba has encountered because of US ideological and economic imperialism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Foreign Affairs
An original and incisive study on the nature of hegemony, this book traces the history of relations between the United States and Cuba from 1898 to 1961, emphasizing the tension between U.S. efforts to 'Americanize' and modernize the island and Cuban resentment of U.S. influence and interference.
Pacific Historical Review
Benjamin does a fine job of explaining how Cuba and the United States came to their parting of the ways.
— Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
The Journal of American History
Benjamin has produced a superb study in the genre of American domination of a Caribbean nation.
— Jack Lane
The Journal of American History - Jack Lane
Benjamin has produced a superb study in the genre of American domination of a Caribbean nation.
Pacific Historical Review - Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
Benjamin does a fine job of explaining how Cuba and the United States came to their parting of the ways.
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"An original and incisive study on the nature of hegemony, this book traces the history of relations between the United States and Cuba from 1898 to 1961, emphasizing the tension between U.S. efforts to 'Americanize' and modernize the island and Cuban resentment of U.S. influence and interference."--Foreign Affairs

"Benjamin has produced a superb study in the genre of American domination of a Caribbean nation."--Jack Lane, The Journal of American History

"Benjamin does a fine job of explaining how Cuba and the United States came to their parting of the ways."--Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, Pacific Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691078366
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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