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Luis Martínez-Fernández

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049953

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049953.001.0001

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History Will Absolve Me

History Will Absolve Me

The Rebellion, 1952–1958

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(p.15) 1 History Will Absolve Me
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Revolutionary Cuba
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Luis Martínez-Fernández

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049953.003.0002

This chapter begins with Batista’s March 11, 1952, coup, followed by a discussion of the violent and repressive character of the new regime. It also traces the development of the struggle to oust Batista including the emergence of several political and armed organizations, most saliently Castro’s 26th of July Movement. It examines the Moncada attack, the Granma landing, and subsequent guerrilla war that defeated Batista’s forces.

Keywords:   Fulgencio Batista, guerrillas, Cuban Economy, Fidel Castro, Sierra Maestra, 26th of July Movement, U.S.-Cuba Relations, Frank País, repression, Moncada attack

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