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A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution's social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts. Her previous books include Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class (2008), winner of the New England Council of Latin America's Best Book Prize, They Take Our Jobs! And 20 Other Myths about Immigration (2007), and West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940 (1996).
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Studying the Cuban Revolution|
|Talking about freedom|
|Scholars weigh in|
|Comparing capitalism and socialism|
|Latin American attitudes|
|Cuba through 1959|
|The colony in the republic|
|Revolution: a war, or a process?|
|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|
|Cuba in the 1970s: how it worked|
|How democratic was Cuban socialism?|
|The Cuban Revolution and the World: Relations with the United States|
|The U.S. and Cuba|
|In their own words: US 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|
|The Cuban Revolution and the World: Emigration and Internationalism|
|Cuba's global reach: beyond the Cold War|
|Cuba and black internationalism|
|Cuba in Africa and Latin America|
|Civilian aid missions|
|Art, Culture and Revolution|
|The "Special Period": Socialism on One Island|
|1993-1995: Rapidfire reforms|
|Charting new territory|
|Contradictions: inequality and jineterismo|
|Opting to leave: the 1994 exodus|
|Debate and its limits during the 1990s|
|Cuba into the 21st Century|
|From perfeccionamiento to recentralization|
|Civil society into the new century|
|Cuba, Venezuela and the ALBA|
|Cuba after Fidel|
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