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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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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Louis A. Perez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Academia de la Historia de Cuba, Perez is author, most recently, of Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos.

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