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Cuba : What Everyone Needs to Know?

By: Sweig, Julia E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.What Everyone Needs To Know: Publisher: : Oxford University Press, 2016Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (385 p.).ISBN: 9780190620387.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cuba : What Everyone Needs to Know?Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Series -- CUBA -- Copyright -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION -- Cuba before 1959 -- What were the main features of Cuban life during Spanish colonial rule? -- How did Cuba's independence movement gain momentum and what was its relationship to abolition? -- Who was José Martí? -- How did Cuba's final war for independence begin? -- Why did the United States intervene and how did the Cuban War of Independence come to be known as the Spanish-​American War? -- What kind of independence did Cuba gain and what was the Platt Amendment?
What were the early years of Cuban independence like and how did the Platt Amendment impact Cuba's political culture? -- Why does the United States have a naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba? -- What was the political climate out of which Fulgencio Batista first emerged? -- How did Cuban politics and U.S.-​Cuban relations evolve between 1934 and 1952? -- What were the origins of the Cuban Revolution? How did it succeed? -- What role did women play in the Cuban insurrection? -- How did race relations figure into Cuba's political development during the prerevolutionary period?
Beyond the realms of politics and economics, how closely intertwined had Cuban and American culture become by the 1950s? -- The Cuban Revolution and the Cold War, 1959-​91 -- DOMESTIC -- Why did the Batista regime collapse? -- What was so special about Fidel Castro? -- What did the Communist Party have to do with it all and were the Soviets involved? -- After Fidel took power, what happened to the other revolutionary groups? -- What did Che Guevara do after 1959? -- What did the first revolutionary cabinet look like? -- Was Castro really a Communist? -- So, did communism mean no democracy?
How did the revolution organize Cuban society? -- Why did Cubans start leaving for exile? -- What kind of backlash was there to the revolution's radicalization? -- What kind of benefits did the revolution deliver and to whom? -- How did race factor into the equation? -- In a notoriously patriarchal society, how did women fare under the revolution? -- What kind of space did the regime allow for intellectuals and artists? -- How did the regime deal with its adversaries in the exile community? -- How did the revolution handle religion?
Why did the revolution make such a big deal out of sports? -- What about Cuba's human rights record during this period? -- Why did King Sugar continue to dominate Cuba's economy after the revolution? -- What were the main economic features of Cuba's integration with the Soviet bloc? -- What was "rectification"? How did Fidel and Raúl Castro view the prospect of market reforms in the 1980s? -- Who was General Arnaldo Ochoa and why was he executed? -- U.S.-​CUBA -- Was there ever a chance that the United States would react well to the Cuban revolutionaries?
How much weight did U.S. economic interests have in driving the two countries apart?
Summary: Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, 3rd edition, is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community.
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Cover -- Series -- CUBA -- Copyright -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION -- Cuba before 1959 -- What were the main features of Cuban life during Spanish colonial rule? -- How did Cuba's independence movement gain momentum and what was its relationship to abolition? -- Who was José Martí? -- How did Cuba's final war for independence begin? -- Why did the United States intervene and how did the Cuban War of Independence come to be known as the Spanish-​American War? -- What kind of independence did Cuba gain and what was the Platt Amendment?

What were the early years of Cuban independence like and how did the Platt Amendment impact Cuba's political culture? -- Why does the United States have a naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba? -- What was the political climate out of which Fulgencio Batista first emerged? -- How did Cuban politics and U.S.-​Cuban relations evolve between 1934 and 1952? -- What were the origins of the Cuban Revolution? How did it succeed? -- What role did women play in the Cuban insurrection? -- How did race relations figure into Cuba's political development during the prerevolutionary period?

Beyond the realms of politics and economics, how closely intertwined had Cuban and American culture become by the 1950s? -- The Cuban Revolution and the Cold War, 1959-​91 -- DOMESTIC -- Why did the Batista regime collapse? -- What was so special about Fidel Castro? -- What did the Communist Party have to do with it all and were the Soviets involved? -- After Fidel took power, what happened to the other revolutionary groups? -- What did Che Guevara do after 1959? -- What did the first revolutionary cabinet look like? -- Was Castro really a Communist? -- So, did communism mean no democracy?

How did the revolution organize Cuban society? -- Why did Cubans start leaving for exile? -- What kind of backlash was there to the revolution's radicalization? -- What kind of benefits did the revolution deliver and to whom? -- How did race factor into the equation? -- In a notoriously patriarchal society, how did women fare under the revolution? -- What kind of space did the regime allow for intellectuals and artists? -- How did the regime deal with its adversaries in the exile community? -- How did the revolution handle religion?

Why did the revolution make such a big deal out of sports? -- What about Cuba's human rights record during this period? -- Why did King Sugar continue to dominate Cuba's economy after the revolution? -- What were the main economic features of Cuba's integration with the Soviet bloc? -- What was "rectification"? How did Fidel and Raúl Castro view the prospect of market reforms in the 1980s? -- Who was General Arnaldo Ochoa and why was he executed? -- U.S.-​CUBA -- Was there ever a chance that the United States would react well to the Cuban revolutionaries?

How much weight did U.S. economic interests have in driving the two countries apart?

Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, 3rd edition, is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community.

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