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The Case of Kid Chicle: Military Expansion and Labor Competition, 1939–1945

Jana K. Lipman

in Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Lino Rodriguez Grenot decided to set his sights on the base in December 1940. Rodriguez was twenty-seven years old, black, unemployed, and a boxer known as “Kid Chicle.” He was born in Santiago de ... More


1957 Chevys

Richard Schweid

in Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828922
eISBN:
9781469605739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888629_schweid.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on Chevrolets and their arrival from Detroit. In 1956, record sales of new Chevrolets reached 2,412 in Havana alone. Chevys became a favorite and there was great anticipation for ... More


Watching and Waiting: The Eisenhower Administration, 1959

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on an announcement made by Radio Rebelde declaring that Santiago de Cuba was “still not free.” Within hours, Batista's military had capitulated, and Fidel Castro told a wildly ... More


Evacuation and Indemnity

Paul Cheney

in Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226079356
eISBN:
9780226411774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411774.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter provides a detailed account of the means by which the Ferron de la Ferronnays family, through their manager Pierre-Jacques Corbier, attempted to keep their Cul de Sac sugar plantation ... More


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