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* Balances a comprehensive overview of the political andeconomic events of the revolution with a look at therevolution's social impact
* Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinarypeople
* Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide acomplete and well-rounded look at the revolution and itsrepercussions
* Encourages students to understand history through theviewpoint of individuals living it
* Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE
- Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
- Seitenzahl: 256
- Erscheinungstermin: 5. November 2010
- Abmessung: 222mm x 145mm x 18mm
- Gewicht: 511g
- ISBN-13: 9781405187749
- ISBN-10: 1405187743
- Artikelnr.: 34762064
Chapter 1: Cuba through 1959.
Chapter 2: Experiments with Socialism.
Chapter 3: The Cuban Revolution and the World: Relations withthe United States.
Chapter 4: The Cuban Revolution and the World: Emigrationand Internationalism.
Chapter 5: Art, Culture and Revolution.
Chapter 6: Cuba Diversa.
Chapter 7: The "Special Period": Socialism on One Island.
Chapter 8: Cuba into the 21st Century.
or a Process? 28 2 Experiments with Socialism 36 Analyzing the Situation: Economic Backwardness 37 The 1960s: Experimentation and the Great Debate 40 The 1970s: Institutionalization and the Soviet Model 45 Cuba in the 1970s: How it Worked 46 1986: Rectification 51 How Democratic was Cuban Socialism? 51 3 Relations with the United States 54 The United States and Cuba 55 In their Own Words: U.S. Policymakers Respond to Revolution 57 Covert War: Up to the Bay of Pigs 63 Covert War: After the Bay of Pigs 65 The Missile Crisis 68 After the Missile Crisis 70 The War Continues 72 4 Emigration and Internationalism 75 Miami 78 Beyond Miami 80 Cuba's Global Reach: Beyond the Cold War 81 Cuba and Black Internationalism 82 Cuba in Africa and Latin America 84 Civilian Aid Missions 86 5 Art
and Revolution 88 Literature 89 Film 94 Music 98 Sport 100 Dance 102 Food 103 Political Culture and Cultural Politics 105 6 Cuba Diversa 110 Race 110 Gender 116 Sexuality 119 Religion 123 7 The "Special Period": Socialism on One Island 126 1993-95: Rapid?]Fire Reforms 126 Social Impact of the Market Reforms 130 Limits to Capitalism 132 Charting New Territory 134 Contradictions: Inequality and Jineterismo 135 Opting to Leave: The 1994 Exodus 138 Debate and its Limits during the 1990s 141 Debating Democracy 142 Limits to Debate 146 8 Cuba into the Twenty?]First Century 149 From Perfeccionamiento to Recentralization 150 Disillusionment 153 Cuba after Fidel: A New Era? 155 Civil Society into the New Century 159 U.S. Policy: The Bush Era 163 Cuba
and the ALBA 164 Barack Obama and Raul Castro: A New Relationship? 166 Analyzing the Changes 168 Conclusion 171 Glossary 174 Notes 177 Bibliography 198 Index 214
"However, these weaknesses should not detract from what is awelcome, worthy and highly perceptive summary of the evolution of aprocess that is often baffling to outsiders, as well as to manyCubans on the island itself. It not only avoids many familiarpitfalls but shows a perceptive eye alongside the clear sympathy."(Journal of Latin American Studies, 2011)
"The book will interest instructors and students as well as ageneral audience." (Booknews, 1 April 2011)
"An overview of the political and economic events is combinedwith a look at this social impact through an examination of thelives of ordinary people." (Times Higher Education Supplement, 24February 2011)
"This book is a useful textbook for undergraduate studentsand a welcome addition to the historiography on the CubanRevolution. I would even strongly recommend it to any touristvisiting the island since it is concise, very well written, andeasy to digest." (Hispanic American HistoricalReview, 1 August 2012)
"The book teachers and students of the Cuban Revolution havebeen waiting for--Chomsky's scholarly yet accessiblehistory of one of the most fascinating and complex events of moderntimes." --Matilde Zimmermann, Sarah LawrenceCollege
"This is an outstanding textbook on the Cuban Revolution.Smart and clear, A History of the Cuban Revolution is trulyinterdisciplinary, covering U.S. intervention, the economy, healthcare, foreign policy as well as gender, literature, popular musicand religion. . . . and the treatment of U.S. foreign policyis a tour de force. This text is the perfect backbone forundergraduate courses on Cuba and the Cuban revolution, as well asLatin American surveys." --Lauren Derby, Universityof California, Los Angeles
"This book presents an uncommon and refreshing review ofCuba's history during the last fifty years. It will be veryeffective in introducing the revolution to undergraduate studentsand stimulating discussion. Written in clear prose, it combinespersonal experience with a careful and balanced review of thescholarship on Cuba." --Aldo Lauria-Santiago, RutgersUniversity