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The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution$
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Anna Clayfield

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400899

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400899.001.0001

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Consolidating the Revolution, 1959–1968

Consolidating the Revolution, 1959–1968

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(p.34) 2 Consolidating the Revolution, 1959–1968
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The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution
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Anna Clayfield

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400899.003.0003

This chapter comprises an in-depth analysis of the revolutionary leadership’s discourse between 1959 and 1968, a year often pinpointed by external observers as heralding a move away from the guerrilla-style, empirical management of the Revolution towards a more structured, Soviet-inspired approach. The chapter also charts the way in which the leaders of the Revolution employed guerrilla rhetoric from their very first days in power, thus gradually embedding guerrilla-related motifs into the official discourse. In turn, this language helped to shape a new political culture that not only reinforced the legitimacy of the revolutionary project but also gave the impression of conferring ownership for its development onto the Cuban people.

Keywords:   1968, Guerrilla rhetoric, Discourse, Language, Political culture, Legitimacy, Cuban people, Consolidation, Revolution

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