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Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Soraya M. Castro Marino and John S. Reitan

Abstract

In the years since the Cuban Revolution, eleven men have served as president of the United States, arguably the most powerful nation on earth. Yet none of them has been able to effect any significant change in the stalemate between the United States and Cuba, its closest neighbor not to share a land border. Fifty Years of Revolution features contributions from an international group of leading scholars. This unique volume adopts a nonpartisan attitude, a departure from this topic's generally divisive nature. Emerging from a series of meetings, conference panels, and lectures, this book coheres ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, United States, Cuba, foreign, relations, relationship, sanctions, embargo, regime change, Guantánamo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813040233
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813040233.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Soraya M. Castro Marino, editor

John S. Reitan, editor

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Introduction

Soraya M. Castro Mariño, and Ronald W. Pruessen

I Cuba in the Global Context

4 Havana and Moscow

Mervyn J. Bain

II Cuba and the United States, 1959–2009

7 The Personal Is Political

Louis A. Pérez

8 The Eisenhower-Castro Years

Francisca López Civeira, and Lyse Hébert

10 The Johnson-Nixon-Castro Years

William O. Walker III

11 The Nixon-Ford-Castro Years

Rosa López-Oceguera

12 The Carter-Castro Years

Robert A. Pastor

13 The Reagan-Castro Years

Ramón Sánchez-Parodi Montoto

15 The George W. Bush–Castro Years

Soraya M. Castro Mariño, and Philip Brenner

III Visions of the Future

17 Transitology, Realpolitik—and Todo lo Contrario

Rafael M. Hernández, and Lyse Hébert

18 U.S.-Cuban Relations

William M. LeoGrande, and Marguerite Rose Jiménez

19 The Time for Cuba Is Coming

Víctor López Villafañe