Studies in Cuban History, Insurrection and Revolution: Armed Struggle in Cuba, 1952-1959

Studies in Cuban History, Insurrection and Revolution: Armed Struggle in Cuba, 1952-1959

written by Gladys Marel García-Pérez, fl. 1998, in Studies in Cuban History (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998), 155 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Based on previously untapped primary sources, this book examines the social forces that were released and shaped by the Cuban revolutionary war and, not least, the actions of real men and women attempting to forge a new future. García's focus on Matanzas province—an area highly representative of Cuba in demographics, racial patterns, economy, and education—allows a discussion of larger issues about the origins, character, and evolution of the armed struggle against Batista. Garcia argues that the resistance to Batista developed in response principally to local grievances that affected a wide cross-section of the social strata; Fidel Castro's July 26 Movement was able to forge a national revolution with such vitality and appeal precisely because it addressed those local issues. Among the archival records drawn on in the book are the testimonies and depositions of hundreds of men and women captured and tried by the Batista government. García also interviewed many of the leaders, combatants, laborers, and peasants who participated in various phases of the insurgency. The resulting study illustrates the development of methods of resistance, the evolution of varieties of rebellion, and how disparate social groupings emerged into a single revolutionary movement that swept away not only an unpopular government, but also an entire social system.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Author
Gladys Marel García-Pérez, fl. 1998
Copyright Message
Copyright © 1998 Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Content Type
Book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Page Count
155
Publication Year
1998
Publisher
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Place Published / Released
Boulder, CO
Subject
Global Issues, Social Sciences, Wartime Conditions and Military Tactics, Individual and Groups Rights, Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro Regime, 1953-2011, Rebellions, Revolutionaries, Revolutions, Cuban Revolution, 1956-1959, History, Condições do Tempo de Guerra e Táticas Militares, Condiciones en Tiempos de Guerra y Tácticas Militares, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos, Matanzas Province, Cubans, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Translator
Juan Ortega, fl. 1998
Series / Program
Studies in Cuban History
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Condições do Tempo de Guerra e Táticas Militares, Condiciones en Tiempos de Guerra y Tácticas Militares, Direitos Individuais e de Grupo, Derechos del Individuo y de Grupos

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