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A History of the Cuban Revolution.

By: Chomsky, Aviva.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista: Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2015Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (264 p.).ISBN: 9781118942291.Subject(s): Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 -- Influence | Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 | Cuba -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A History of the Cuban RevolutionDDC classification: 972.9106 | 972.91064 LOC classification: F1788 .C465 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Timeline -- Introduction -- Talking about Freedom -- Scholars Weigh In -- Why Revolution? -- Comparing Capitalism and Socialism -- Latin American Attitudes -- Chapter 1 Cuba through 1959 -- Colonial History -- The Colony in the Republic -- Revolution: A War, or a Process? -- Chapter 2 Experiments with Socialism -- Analyzing the Situation: Economic Backwardness -- The 1960s: Experimentation and the Great Debate -- The 1970s: Institutionalization and the Soviet Model
Cuba in the 1970s: How it Worked -- 1986: Rectification -- How Democratic was Cuban Socialism? -- Chapter 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 -- Chapter 4 Emigration and Internationalism -- Miami -- Beyond Miami -- Cuba's Global Reach: Beyond the Cold War -- Cuba and Black Internationalism -- Cuba in Africa and Latin America -- Civilian Aid Missions
Chapter 5 Art, Culture, and Revolution -- Literature -- Film -- Music -- Sport -- Dance -- Food -- Political Culture and Cultural Politics -- Chapter 6 Cuba Diversa -- Race -- Gender -- Sexuality -- Religion -- Chapter 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 -- Debating Democracy -- Limits to Debate -- Chapter 8 Cuba into the Twenty-First Century
From Perfeccionamiento to Recentralization -- Disillusionment -- Cuba after Fidel: A New Era? -- Civil Society into the New Century -- U.S. Policy: The Bush Era -- Cuba, Venezuela, and the ALBA -- Barack Obama and Raúl Castro: A New Relationship? -- Analyzing the Changes -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- EULA
Summary: Now available in a fully-revised and updated new edition, A History of the Cuban Revolution provides a concise and insightful overview of the background to the revolution and the course it took over five and a half decades. Aviva Chomsky juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century. The text has been expanded to incorporate in-depth coverage of Cuba over the last five years, shedding new light on political culture and economic ref
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Timeline -- Introduction -- Talking about Freedom -- Scholars Weigh In -- Why Revolution? -- Comparing Capitalism and Socialism -- Latin American Attitudes -- Chapter 1 Cuba through 1959 -- Colonial History -- The Colony in the Republic -- Revolution: A War, or a Process? -- Chapter 2 Experiments with Socialism -- Analyzing the Situation: Economic Backwardness -- The 1960s: Experimentation and the Great Debate -- The 1970s: Institutionalization and the Soviet Model

Cuba in the 1970s: How it Worked -- 1986: Rectification -- How Democratic was Cuban Socialism? -- Chapter 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 -- Chapter 4 Emigration and Internationalism -- Miami -- Beyond Miami -- Cuba's Global Reach: Beyond the Cold War -- Cuba and Black Internationalism -- Cuba in Africa and Latin America -- Civilian Aid Missions

Chapter 5 Art, Culture, and Revolution -- Literature -- Film -- Music -- Sport -- Dance -- Food -- Political Culture and Cultural Politics -- Chapter 6 Cuba Diversa -- Race -- Gender -- Sexuality -- Religion -- Chapter 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 -- Debating Democracy -- Limits to Debate -- Chapter 8 Cuba into the Twenty-First Century

From Perfeccionamiento to Recentralization -- Disillusionment -- Cuba after Fidel: A New Era? -- Civil Society into the New Century -- U.S. Policy: The Bush Era -- Cuba, Venezuela, and the ALBA -- Barack Obama and Raúl Castro: A New Relationship? -- Analyzing the Changes -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- EULA

Now available in a fully-revised and updated new edition, A History of the Cuban Revolution provides a concise and insightful overview of the background to the revolution and the course it took over five and a half decades. Aviva Chomsky juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century. The text has been expanded to incorporate in-depth coverage of Cuba over the last five years, shedding new light on political culture and economic ref

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CHOICE Review

Moderate in tone, accessible in language, and impressively informed, this excellent short history covers a number of themes while managing to be exceptionally insightful. Eight chapters examine the history chronologically across the 20th century and bring the story up to the present. Themes include discussions about international relations, art, culture, and local politics, domestic race relations, attitudes toward gender and sexuality, and religious beliefs. The difficult, surrealistic, and sometimes contradictory innovations of the Special Period during the 1990s as well as the transition from Fidel to Raul Castro are handled with unusual thoroughness. This balanced, interdisciplinary treatment manages to provide a persuasively vivid and highly nuanced picture of the effervescent characteristics of one of the most significant revolutions of modern times. In an extensive literature wherein many of the contributors feel compelled to attack or defend the Cuban Revolution, Chomsky (Salem State Univ.) brings a balanced breath of fresh air that not only informs readers but also illuminates the topic. The Cuban Revolution "has been wildly audacious, experimental, and diverse," but it has also been a revolution that exemplifies "just how extraordinarily difficult it is to overcome economic underdevelopment." Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. F. W. Knight Johns Hopkins University

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Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University. An active member of Latin America solidarity and immigrants' rights movements for decades, she is the author of several books, including Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014), Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class (2008), and They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration (2007).

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