||Original edition published in 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
||Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Cuba through 1959 -- Experiments with socialism -- Relations with the United States -- Emigration and internationalism -- Art, culture, and revolution -- Cuba diversa -- The "special period": socialism on one island -- Cuba into the twenty-first century.
||Provides a concise and insightful overview of the background to the revolution and the course it took over five and a half decades. This work presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. It balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution's social impact, and provides an on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people. It also features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions, and encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it. -- Publisher description.