Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past

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UNC Press Books, Sep 16, 2013 - History - 336 pages
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In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of
  

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Absolutely no one knows Cuba like Pérez (dir., Inst. for the Study of the Americas, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture), author of more than a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 All This We Prefer
21
2 Intimations of Nationality
31
3 Transformation in Times of Transition
63
4 Nation in Waiting
115
5 Anticipation of the Past
171
6 History with a Purpose
235
Notes
285
Index
327
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