The Cuban Revolution

Origins, Course and Legacy

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Author: Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195367089

Category: History

Page: 207

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This timely and provocative study provides a reexamination of the Cuban revolution and places it firmly in a historical context. Beginning with the inauguration of the republic in 1902 and addressing Castro's triumphant entry into Santiago de Cuba in 1959, The Cuban Revolution highlights the factors that made Cuba susceptible to revolution, including its one-crop (sugar) economy and U.S. interference in Cuban affairs. While identifying radical nationalism--the defense of national sovereignty and social justice--as a legitimate factor behind the revolution, author Marifeli P�rez-Stable also provides insight into the problems facing Castro's Cuba. Arguing that the revolution actually ended in 1970, she blames its defeat on the regime's profitable yet doomed dependence on the Soviet Union. She further charges that Cuba's leaders failed to diversify the economy, to sustain development, or to create democratic institutions. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history and politics, The Cuban Revolution, Third Edition, offers students fresh insights into contemporary Cuba. New to this Edition * Revised coverage of radical nationalism that demonstrates how the actions of Cubans themselves-the elites, the popular sectors, and the middle classes-made the revolution possible * A more central focus on the tensions between Fidel Castro's leadership, Cuban institutions, and economic policies * New, largely unpublished research in Chapters 2 and 3 * A new concluding chapter, in which the author updates the transition from Fidel to Ra�l Castro

CIA

Die ganze Geschichte

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Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010277

Category: History

Page: 864

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Zwielichtige Machenschaften wie Drogenhandel und Geldwäsche, Mordkomplotte, illegale Interventionen und Folter: Seit ihrer Gründung vor sechzig Jahren steht die CIA für viele dubiose Vorgänge beginnend mit dem Kalten Krieg bis zum heutigen »War on Terror«. Es gibt kaum eine Veränderung im Weltgeschehen der letzten Jahrzehnte, bei der die CIA nicht ihre Hände im Spiel hatte, ob in Südamerika, Vietnam oder Afghanistan... In zahlreichen Filmen und Thrillern wird sie als kühler, brillanter und allmächtiger Strippenzieher der Weltpolitik dargestellt. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Der zweifache Pulitzer-Preisträger Tim Weiner zeigt beängstigend und zugleich erstaunlich unterhaltsam, mit welcher Inkompetenz und Naivität der mächtigste Geheimdienst der Welt operiert. Unter anderem war man in Langley vom Fall der Sowjetunion völlig überrascht, hatte die Invasion in Kuwait übersehen und die Warnsignale vor dem 11. September ignoriert.

The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

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Author: Samuel Farber

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877098

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 1953

Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many observers, who treat Cuba's revolutionary leaders as having merely reacted to U.S. policies or domestic socioeconomic conditions, Farber shows that revolutionary leaders, while acting under serious constraints, were nevertheless autonomous agents pursuing their own independent ideological visions, although not necessarily according to a master plan. Exploring how historical conflicts between U.S. and Cuban interests colored the reactions of both nations' leaders after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, Farber argues that the structure of Cuba's economy and politics in the first half of the twentieth century made the island ripe for radical social and economic change, and the ascendant Soviet Union was on hand to provide early assistance. Taking advantage of recently declassified U.S. and Soviet documents as well as biographical and narrative literature from Cuba, Farber focuses on three key years to explain how the Cuban rebellion rapidly evolved from a multiclass, antidictatorial movement into a full-fledged social revolution.

Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen

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Author: Fidel Castro

Publisher: Rotbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3867896054

Category: History

Page: 144

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Unter dem Titel »La historia me absolverá«, in Anlehnung an den letzten Satz seines Plädoyers, wurde die ausführliche Verteidigungsrede bekannt, die Fidel Castro am 16. Oktober 1953 hielt, bei der vorletzten Gerichtsverhandlung in Santiago de Cuba gegen die Beschuldigten des Angriffs auf die Moncada-Kaserne in ebendieser Stadt und auf die Kaserne Carlos Manuel des Céspedes in Bayamo, jeweils am 26. Juli desselben Jahres. Sie ist ein programmatisches Manifest, Anklageschrift, rechtliche, moralische, philosophische und politische Verteidigungsschrift des revolutionären Kampfes gegen die Tyrannei. »Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen« ist damit von selbst zu einem Grundsatzdokument der Kubanischen Revolution und einem der wichtigsten Texte über das politische Denken und die revolutionäre Aktion Kubas und Lateinamerikas geworden.

The United States and Cuba

Intimate Enemies

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Author: Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135221359

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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A great power and a weaker, rival neighbor can eventually have normal relations. Prior to 1959, Cuba and the United States didn’t have a mutually beneficial and respectful relationship, and amid the Cold War, Cuba’s alliance with the Soviet Union made U.S.-Cuba normality even more elusive. What the United States and Cuba now face is relating to each other as normally as possible, a task made all the more difficult by the shadow of the Cold War. After 1989, regime change returned to the heart of U.S.-Cuba policy, a major obstacle for Washington-Havana dialogue. In turn, Cuban leaders have generally shirked their responsibility to do their part to ease the fifty-year enmity with the United States. This book systematically covers the background of U.S.-Cuban relations after the Cold War and explores tensions that extend into the twenty-first century. The author explores the future of this strained relationship under Obama's presidency and in a post-Castro Cuba.

Antiracism in Cuba

The Unfinished Revolution

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Author: Devyn Spence Benson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146962673X

Category: History

Page: 334

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Analyzing the ideology and rhetoric around race in Cuba and south Florida during the early years of the Cuban revolution, Devyn Spence Benson argues that ideas, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices relating to racial difference persisted despite major efforts by the Cuban state to generate social equality. Drawing on Cuban and U.S. archival materials and face-to-face interviews, Benson examines 1960s government programs and campaigns against discrimination, showing how such programs frequently negated their efforts by reproducing racist images and idioms in revolutionary propaganda, cartoons, and school materials. Building on nineteenth-century discourses that imagined Cuba as a raceless space, revolutionary leaders embraced a narrow definition of blackness, often seeming to suggest that Afro-Cubans had to discard their blackness to join the revolution. This was and remains a false dichotomy for many Cubans of color, Benson demonstrates. While some Afro-Cubans agreed with the revolution's sentiments about racial transcendence--"not blacks, not whites, only Cubans--others found ways to use state rhetoric to demand additional reforms. Still others, finding a revolution that disavowed blackness unsettling and paternalistic, fought to insert black history and African culture into revolutionary nationalisms. Despite such efforts by Afro-Cubans and radical government-sponsored integration programs, racism has persisted throughout the revolution in subtle but lasting ways.

Latinoamericana

Tagebuch einer Motorradreise 1951/52

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Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South America

Page: 172

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Inside the Cuban Revolution

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Author: Julia Sweig

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044193

Category: History

Page: 286

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Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Castro and Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Llano. Granted unprecedented access to the classified records of Castro's 26th of July Movement's underground operatives--the only scholar inside or outside of Cuba allowed access to the complete collection in the Cuban Council of State's Office of Historic Affairs--she details the debates between Castro's mountain-based guerrilla movement and the urban revolutionaries in Havana, Santiago, and other cities.

Corpus delicti

Männlichkeit, Rassismus und Kriminalisierung im Alltag jugendlicher Migranten

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Author: Susanne Spindler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897717381

Category: Children of immigrants

Page: 356

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Mein Leben

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Author: Fidel Castro,Ignacio Ramonet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867891820

Category:

Page: 784

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Rhythms of Race

Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

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Author: Christina D. Abreu

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620855

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. Abreu draws from previously untapped oral histories, cultural materials, and Spanish-language media to uncover the lives and broader social and cultural significance of these vibrant performers. Keeping in view the wider context of the domestic and international entertainment industries, Abreu underscores how the racially diverse musicians in her study were also migrants and laborers. Her focus on the Cuban presence in New York City and Miami before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 offers a much needed critique of the post-1959 bias in Cuban American studies as well as insights into important connections between Cuban migration and other twentieth-century Latino migrations.

Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832)

Studien zum Krausismo und seiner Wirkungsgeschichte

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Author: Klaus M Kodalle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787327541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Die Philosophie Karl Christian Friedrich Krauses bildet ein ausdifferenziertes idealistisches System, dessen spezifische Differenz zu den zeitgleich entwickelten Ansätzen des deutschen Idealismus der Autor selbst als "panentheistisch" charakterisierte. "Wesenschau" ist der grundlegende Begriff seiner Metaphysik, der eine breite zeitgenössische Rezeption allerdings versagt blieb, weil Krause eine Eindeutschung der philosophischen Terminologie vorgenommen und damit seinen Gedanken ein Gewand gegeben hatte, das eher abstoßend als attraktiv wirkte. Dennoch blieb ihm eine außergewöhnlich große Wirkung nicht versagt: Im spanisch-sprachigen Kulturbereich ist der 'Krausismus" nicht nur eine philosophische Richtung unter anderen, sondern eine extraordinäre kulturelle, pädagogische uns bis heute politisch nachhaltige Bewegung, die für Humanismus und Aufklärung, ja schlechthin für eine republikanische Kultur einsteht, die sich als Synthese von Liberalismus und Sozialismus beschreiben lässt. Kein deutscher Philosoph hat die Gesamtentwicklung Spaniens so stark beeinflusst wie Krause.

Race in Translation

Kulturkämpfe rings um den postkolonialen Atlantik

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Author: Robert Stam,Ella Shohat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897715622

Category:

Page: 450

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On Becoming Cuban

Identity, Nationality, and Culture

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Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469601419

Category: History

Page: 608

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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Politischer Essay über die Insel Kuba

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Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: Editorial Club Universitario

ISBN: 8484542025

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Kuba vor 200 Jahren, gesehen und erlebt durch den Forscher und Weltreisenden Alexander von Humboldt, für den Touristen von Irene Prüfer Leske aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt und neu herausgegeben. Spannende, informative Berichte über Reisen durch Havannas Umgebung und die Karibik - von Batabanó nach Trinidad. Bewegendes und umfassendes Zeugnis der sozioökonomischen Gegebenheiten der damaligen spanischen Kolonie und aufschlussreiches Porträt dieses "Sklavenstaates" zur Jahrundertwende um 1800 mit präzisen Statistiken der verschiedenen Bevölkerungsgruppen, Vermessungen und klimatischen Beobatchtungen, faszinierenden Beschreibungen von Flora und Fauna Havannas und seiner Umgebung. Und als zentrales Kapitel das wichtgste Anliegen des Werkes: das glühende Bekenntnis Alexander von Humboldts zur Verteidigung der Menschenrechte...