Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past
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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The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past
Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Limited preview - 2013
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