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El Último Aldabonazo: Fulgencio Batista’s “Revolution” and Renewed Struggle for a Democratic Cuba, 1952–1953

Lillian Guerra

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows that partisan fragmentation characterized Cuba's political scene in the years after Chibás's death. Foremost among its causes was General Batista's unexpected seizure of power on ... More


Dead Cities and Other Forms of Protest, 1952–1955

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/9781469625003.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the very earliest forms of oppositional activity that emerged in the wake of Fulgencio Batista’s coup. Focusing on the often-ignored period of 1952 to 1955, the chapter ... 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


A History That Dare Not Be Told: Political Culture and the Making of Revolutionary Cuba, 1946–1958

Lillian Guerra

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter briefly illustrates Cuba's underground revolutionary culture and the challenges it faced during Fulgencio Batista's regime. It argues that the “New Cuba” that allegedly ... More


Civic Activism and the Legitimation of Armed Struggle Against Batista, 1955–1956

Lillian Guerra

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at how José Antonio Echeverría, president of the Federación de Estudiantes Universitarios (Federation of University Students, FEU), prepared the public to back the violent ... More


The Olive Green Revolution: Media, Mass Rallies, Agrarian Reform, and the Birth of the Fidelista State

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.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Highlighting the mass rally called La Gran Concentración Campesina, the chapter examines the impact of rallies during the first months of the Cuban Revolution. It explores the huge mobilization of ... More


History Will Absolve Me: The Rebellion, 1952–1958

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter begins with Batista’s March 11, 1952, coup, followed by a discussion of the violent and repressive character of the new regime. It also traces the development of the struggle to oust ... 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


The Safe Bet: Batista's Cuba

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter moves forward chronologically from the interwar era to the Cold War, and shifts location from postrevolutionary Mexico to prerevolutionary Cuba. It examines the return to power of Cuban ... More


Destination Cuba!

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For all its propaganda, Mikhail Kalatovoz's film I Am Cuba (1964) teaches profound lessons about Cuban national identity during the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship and in the immediate aftermath of ... More


Managing Miracles in Batista's Cuba: La Estigmatizada and Clavelito

Reinaldo L. Román

in Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831410
eISBN:
9781469604688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888940_roman.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how La Estigmatizada, a visionary on a propagandizing mission, contributed to the collective enterprise of miracle-making in Cuba. It compares La Estigmatizada with two ... More


The Making of the Cuban Revolution

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the roots and unfolding of the 1950s revolutionary movement in Cuba, in which Fidel Castro’s small guerrilla army triumphed against all odds over the powerful U.S.-backed ... More


Our Men in Havana: Hollywood and Good Neighborly Bonds, 1934–1941

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the distribution, exhibition, and reception of Hollywood in Havana during the period of US-Cuban rapprochement that followed the 1933 revolution. Towards easing anti-Yankee ... More


Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Luis Martínez-Fernández

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a comprehensive, interpretative history of the Cuban Revolution, from the time of Batista’s 1952 coup to the present. The book offers a balanced perspective on the revolution by ... More


Conclusion: What Was Cuban Antifascism For?

Ariel Mae Lambe

in No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652856
eISBN:
9781469652870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652856.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the end, Franco’s Nationalists overthrew the Republican government of Spain, and Cuban antifascists suffered yet another defeat. The conclusion details how Cuban activists continued antifascist ... More


Not Blacks, but Citizens: Racial Rhetoric and the 1959 Revolution

Devyn Spence Benson

in Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626727
eISBN:
9781469626741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapters 1 illustrates the major steps and missteps in Cuba’s state-sponsored campaign to eliminate racial discrimination that began in March 1959. Using government speeches and articles, editorials, ... More


Insurrection, Revolution, Invasion

A. Javier Treviño

in C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633107
eISBN:
9781469633121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633107.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter furnishes a sociohistorical account of those main events and turning points of the armed struggle against the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista, beginning with Fidel Castro’s first assault on ... 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


To Overcome Sugar

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

in Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651422
eISBN:
9781469651446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651422.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The chapter deals with efforts of the government of Fulgencio Batista to expand domestic rice production as a strategy of import substitution. The success of expanded Cuban production acted to ... More


To Tremble in Fear

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

in Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651422
eISBN:
9781469651446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651422.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 5 examines the pressure generated by US rice producers in Congress and within the Eisenhower administration in opposition to Cuban rice production, which in the end did indeed contribute to ... More


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