Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

by Lillian Guerra

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300175530
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 685,959
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Lillian Guerra is the Waldo W. Neikirk Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida and the author of Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A History That Dare Not Be Told: Political Culture and the Making of Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958 1

1 Cuba on the Verge: Martyrdom, Political Culture, and Civic Activism, 1946-1951 26

2 El Último Aldabonazo: Fulgencio Batista's "Revolution" and Renewed Struggle for a Democratic Cuba, 1952-1953 74

3 Los Muchachos del Moncada: Civic Mobilization and Democracy's Last Stand, 1953-1954 122

4 Civic Activism and the Legitimation of Armed Struggle Against Batista, 1955-1956 154

5 Complicit Communists, Student Commandos, Fidelistas, and Civil War, 1956-1957 196

6 Clandestinos, Guerrillas, and the Making of a Messiah in the Sierra Maestra, 1957-1958 224

Epilogue. Revolutionary Cuba: December 1958 and Beyond 279

Notes 303

Bibliography 351

Index 361

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