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Author Chomsky, Aviva, 1957-

Title A history of the Cuban Revolution / Aviva Chomsky

Publ Info Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
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Descript xi, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Series Viewpoints/puntos de vista : themes and interpretations in Latin American history
Viewpoints/puntos de vista
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [214]-227) and index
Contents Introduction. Talking about freedom ; Scholars weigh in ; Why revolution? ; Comparing capitalism and socialism ; Latin American attitudes -- 1. Cuba through 1959. Colonial history ; The colony in the republic ; Revolution: a war, or a process? -- 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 ; 1986: rectification ; How democratic was Cuban socialism? -- 3. Relations with the United States. The United States and Cuba ; In their own words: U.S. 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 -- 4. 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 -- 5. Art, culture, and revolution. Literature ; Film ; Music ; Sport ; Dance ; Political culture ; Food -- 6. Cuba diversa. Race ; Gender ; Sexuality ; Race -- 7. The "special period" : socialism on one island. 1993-95: rapid-fire reforms ; Social impact of the market reforms ; Limits to capitalism ; Charting new territory ; Contradictions: inequality and jineterismo ; Opting to leave: the 1994 exodus ; Debate and its limits during the 1990s -- 8. Cuba into the twenty-first century. From perfeccionamiento to recentralization ; Civil society into the new century ; Disillusionment ; Bush-era policies ; Cuba, Venezuela, and the ALBA ; Cuba after Fidel
Note This work presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. It balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution's social impact, and provides an on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people. It also features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions, and encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
LC subject Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 -- Influence
ISBN 9781405187749
9781405187732 (pbk. : alk. paper)