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    DescriptionThis timely study provides a re-examination of the achievements and failures of the Cuban revolution. The Cuban Revolution places the revolution firmly within the context of twentieth century Cuban history, beginning with the inauguration of the republic in 1902 to Castro's triumphant entry into Santiago de Cuba in 1959, and hightlights the factors - such as a one-crop (sugar) economy and U.S. intereference in Cuban affairs - which made Cuba susceptible to revolution. While identifying nationalism and the struggle for social justice as the legitimate forces behind the revolution, Perez-Stable also provides a fresh insight into the problems facing Castro's Cuba. Arguing that the revolution actually ended in 1970, she blames its defeat on the regime's profitable yet doomed dependence on the Soviet Union and on the failure of Cuba's leaders to diversity the country's economy, sustain development, or create democratic institutions. The Cuban Revolution also focuses special attention on Cuba's confrontation with the United States. This second edition has been updated to include an entirely new chapter with coverage of the changes affecting Cuba's policies and economy since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the failure of communism in general, as well as a new preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a thoroughly revised concluding chapter summing up the prospects and possibilities of Cuba's future in the twenty-first century.

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    The Cuban Revolution
    Origins, Course and Legacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marifeli Perez-Stable
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195127492
    ISBN 10: 0195127498

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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    03 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Praise for the previous edition: "This is by far the best work I have read on contemporary Cuba. It is a competent study that strives for -- and achieves -- remarkable impartiality. The Cuban Revolution conveys the probing intelligence and profound thoughtfulness that produces permanence. It is a work no just for a single season but for a very long time." --Franklin W. Knight, The John Hopkins University"What we have in The Cuban Revolution is the most complete, sustained intellectual effort to do with the Cuban revolution what dozens of authors have done for the Mexican -- to indicate the native roots of the rebellion and, most importantly, to demonstrate how these roots were of primordial significance in determining the evolution of the revolution over the course of nearly haft a century. This is no small achievement, and it establishes P rez-Stable as a major voice in the study of Latin American politics and society." --Lars Schoultz, University of North Carolina
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION ; CONTENTS ; LIST OF TABLES ; LIST OF ACRONMYMS ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. Meidated Sovereignty, Monoculture, and Development ; 2. Politics and Society, 1902-1958 ; 3. Revolution and Radical Nationalism, 1959-1961 ; 4. Revolution and Inclusive Development ; 5. Politics and Society, 1961-1970 ; 6. Politics and Society, 1971-1986 ; 7. Revolution, Rectification, and Contemporary Socialism ; 8. The Invisible Crisis: Stability and Change in 1990s Cuba ; CONCLUSION ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX