The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2006 - History - 212 pages
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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 lead
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Prerevolutionary Economy Progress or Stagnation?
7
Fidel Castro and the Cuban Populist Tradition
34
US Policy and the Cuban Revolution
69
The Driving Force of the Cuban Revolution From Above or From Below?
112
The Role of the Soviet Union and the Cuban Communists
137
EPILOGUE
167
NOTES
173
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
197
INDEX
203
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Samuel Farber is professor of political science at Brooklyn College and author of three previous books, including Revolution and Reaction in Cuba, 1933-1960: A Political Sociology from Machado to Castro.

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