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Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Soraya M. Castro Marino and John S. Reitan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813040233
eISBN:
9780813043852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040233.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the years since the Cuban Revolution, eleven men have served as president of the United States, arguably the most powerful nation on earth. Yet none of them has been able to effect any significant ... More


Textual Straits:: Race and Ethnographic Literature since the Cuban Revolution

Emily A. Maguire

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The overthrow of Cuban president and dictator Fulgencio Batista in January of 1959, and the triumph of the 26 of July Movement and its charismatic leader Fidel Castro initiated a radical ... More


Reagan and Bush: Diplomatic Necessity

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter charts the state of U.S.-Cuban relations during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office in 1981 considering whether to invade Cuba, but by the time he ... More


Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Andrea J. Queeley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During Cuba’s Special Period, the children and grandchildren of early twentieth-century British West Indian immigrants spearheaded the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean Cuban institutions and ... More


Introduction

Michelle Chase

in Revolution Within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625003
eISBN:
9781469625027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625003.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The book begins by challenging the “official” history of women within the revolution, which casts women as passive beneficiaries of a top-down liberation led by an enlightened leadership. The book ... More


Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617633
eISBN:
9781469617657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617633.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In a challenge to visions of perpetual hostility—beyond plots involving overt invasion, covert destabilization, psychological operations, trade embargos, poison cigars, exploding seashells, and a ... More


Introduction “Today, Even Fidel Is a Counterrevolutionary!”: Excavating the Grand Narrative of the Cuban Revolution

Lillian Guerra

in Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835630
eISBN:
9781469601519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837368_guerra.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the Cuban Revolution, excavating the grand narrative of the Revolution in displays of unprecedented support for Fidel Castro and the vision of power he represented. It also ... More


Cubans in Miami’s Pan-American Paradise

Christina D. Abreu

in Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620848
eISBN:
9781469620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter turns to Miami and discusses the role of Cubans and Cuban popular culture in the city. It examines the social clubs Círculo Cubano and Juventud Cubana, and the nightclubs Tropicana and ... More


Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Jana Lipman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has ... More


Children, Radicalization, and the Cuban Counterrevolution

Anita Casavantes Bradford

in Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611525
eISBN:
9781469611532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611525.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses how childhood became of one of the primary sites of the struggle between the forces of Revolution and an emerging Counterrevolution in Cuba between 1960 and 1961. During these ... More


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