A History of the Cuban Revolution

A History of the Cuban Revolution

A History of the Cuban Revolution

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Synopsis

A fully-revised and updated new edition of a concise and insightful socio-historical analysis of the Cuban revolution, and the course it took over five and a half decades.

  • Now available in a fully-revised second edition, including new material to add to the book's coverage of Cuba over the past decade under Raul Castro
  • All of the existing chapters have been updated to reflect recent scholarship
  • Balances social and historical insight into the revolution with economic and political analysis extending into the twenty-first century
  • Juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the historical impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century
  • Incorporates more student-friendly features such as a timeline and glossary

Excerpt

Each book in the “Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista” series introduces students to a significant theme or topic in Latin American history. in an age in which student and faculty interest in the Global South increasingly challenges the old focus on the history of Europe and North America, Latin American history has assumed an increasingly prominent position in undergraduate curricula.

Some of these books discuss the ways in which historians have interpreted these themes and topics, thus demonstrating that our understanding of our past is constantly changing, through the emergence of new sources, methodologies, and historical theories. Others offer an introduction to a particular theme by means of a case study or biography in a manner easily understood by the contemporary, non-specialist reader. Yet others give an overview of a major theme that might serve as the foundation of an upper-level course.

What is common to all of these books is their goal of historical synthesis. They draw on the insights of generations of scholarship on the most enduring and fascinating issues in Latin American history, while also making use of primary sources as appropriate. Each book is written by a specialist in Latin American history who is concerned with undergraduate teaching, yet who has also made his or her mark as a first-rate scholar.

The books in this series can be used in a variety of ways, recognizing the differences in teaching conditions at small liberal arts colleges, large public universities, and research-oriented institutions with doctoral programs. Faculty have particular needs depending on whether they teach large lectures with discussion sections, small lecture or discussionoriented classes, or large lectures with no discussion sections, and whether they teach on a semester or trimester system. the format adopted for this series fits all of these different parameters.

Now in its second edition, this volume was the inaugural book in the “Viewpoints/Puntos de Vista” series. in A History of the Cuban Revolution . . .

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