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Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Thomas G. Paterson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Today they stand as enemies, but in the 1950s, few countries were as closely intertwined as Cuba and the United States. Thousands of Americans (including Ernest Hemingway and Errol Flynn) lived on ... More


The Soviet Union Invites the Alonsos

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

Only the Academy remained, Fernando choreographed Divagaciones, Alicia and Fernando tour USSR, Fernando teaches with Nureyev in class, sees advantages of Russian bravura in men’s work, detained by ... More


Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Lillian Guerra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book sheds light on the experiences of ordinary Cubans in the unseating of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. This book fills a significant gap in historical and political literature, illuminating ... More


Advanced Heart Failure: The Role of the Surgeon

Stephen Westaby and Gabriele B. Bertoni

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter deals with the state of knowledge on the role of the surgeon on the advanced heart failure (HF). It begins by addressing how the HF patient reaches the surgeon. The surgeon's role is to ... More


Batista s Self-destruction and the Suspension of Arms

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Batista's response to the increasing tension was to get even tougher. He closed all the public secondary schools and discouraged an effort by Roman Catholic bishops in Cuba to create a national unity ... More


Terrible Mood: Castro and the General Strike

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tensions increased in Cuba in late March and early April of that year; everybody prepared themselves for a violent showdown. Larger numbers of Latin American, European, and U.S. reporters roamed ... More


Operation Fin de Fidel and U.S. Weapons: Anti-Americanism Ascendant

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“It is nearly impossible not to intervene in a country as closely associated as with us as Cuba,” Earl E. T. Smith stated a few years after being ambassador. Smith intervened to save the Batista ... More


Frankenstein, Texaco, Nicaro, and a Toughened Attitude

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As long as the Americans remained abducted in the mountains, Batista's forces and planes were down. “One American is worth an anti-aircraft battery,” a rebel lieutenant stated. The Batista ... More


A Pox on Both Their Houses

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. Embassy did not expect “ideal democratic” conditions, but the forthcoming national elections were “infinitely better than a violent overthrow of Batista and far better than no elections at ... More


Madhouse: Castro s Victory, Smith s Defeat

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

People knew that President Batista had fled. Looking out of their windows, habaneros could only see SIM and police cars fleeing away to an unknown destination. Cubans seemed “afraid to trust their ... More


Dependencies: Batista, Castro, and the United States

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During his early years Fidel Castro had no ties with Cuba's Communist Party, however, the communists had encountered Castro's challenge to Batista. However, the CIA, FBI, and other U.S. agencies ... More


Confusionist Cubanism: The Political Mess Before Granma

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Batista embraced the Cold War against communism and broke diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1952. He also outlawed the Communist Party. The Cubans decided that violent revolt was ... More


Sugar, North Amencan Business, and Other Bittersweets

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Castro and his movement hoped that they could incite a rebellion against the Batista government. They have calculated that Cubans appeared to be sick and tired of violence and corruption. However, ... More


Curve Baus, Casinos, and Cuban-Amencan Culture

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that though Cubans needed North American-made goods, they did not yearn for the U.S. influence that came with them. According to British Foreign Office diplomats, Cuba “lies ... More


Supplying Repression: Military, CIA, and FBI Links

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In order to bind the worlds of Cubans and North Americans, the U.S. Military and intelligence links together with Batista's administration to try to join political, economic, and cultural ties. U.S. ... More


Thunderstorms: Castro’s Granma Rebels and the Matthews Interview

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Few of the tense men crouched on the Granma on November 25, 1956, could have been thinking about the many characteristics of mid-century Cuban-American relations. They were preoccupied with a crowded ... More


Violence Victorious: Ambassador Smith Meets the Rebellion

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Given the violence surrounding Cuba and the unpretty image of the Batista administration, Havana seemed to ward off dignitary candidates that were to succeed Ambassador Gardner. The Eisenhower ... More


Musyawarah and Democratic Lay Catholic Leadership in Indonesia: The Ongoing Legacy of John Dijkstra, SJ, and Ikatan Petani Pancasila

Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For Paulus Wiryono, grassroots, lay Catholic activism characterizes the contemporary, democratic character of post-colonial Indonesia. Through analyzing the lay movements Ikatan Petani Pancasila and ... More


Deus ex Machine Gun

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba's experience during the first half of the twentieth century can be compared to a hurricane. As such, the eye of the storm can be dated to the period 1940–1952, that is, the time during which ... 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


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