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Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Luis Martínez-Fernández


This book is a comprehensive, interpretative history of the Cuban Revolution, from the time of Batista’s 1952 coup to the present. The book offers a balanced perspective on the revolution by recognizing its accomplishments, pointing out its shortcomings, and denouncing its excesses. The book is arranged chronologically in eight chapters, which trace the rebellion against Batista, the rise to power of the Fidelistas, the return to a sugar-focused economy, the Sovietization of the Cuban economy and semi-institutionalization of the structures of power, the rectification process of the late 1980s, ... More

Keywords: Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Mariel boatlift, Cuba-USSR relations, Cuban Exiles, human rights, Cuban economy, Fulgencio Batista, U.S.-Cuba relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049953
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Martínez-Fernández, author
University of Central Florida