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Between Reform and Revolution

Fourth Edition

Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

Publication Date - February 2010

ISBN: 9780195392968

480 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $49.95


Spanning the history of the island from pre-Columbian times to the present, this highly acclaimed survey examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international relations and continuing struggle for self-determination. The dualism that emerged in Cuban ideology--between liberal constructs of patria and radical formulations of nationality--is fully investigated as a source of both national tension and competing notions of liberty, equality, and justice. Author Louis A. Pérez, Jr., integrates local and provincial developments with issues of class, race, and gender to give students a full and fascinating account of Cuba's history, focusing on its struggle for nationality.

New to this Edition

  • Features the latest research on Cuba, integrating the developments of the last two decades into the larger narrative flow of Cuban history
  • Places the circumstances of daily life in historical context and discusses their contemporary significance
  • Offers a fully revised and updated political chronology
  • Condenses and expands the extensive bibliography where necessary, highlighting the scholarship of the past decade

About the Author(s)

Louis A. Pérez, Jr., is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of The War of 1898 (1998), Cuba in the American Imagination (2008), and On Becoming Cuban (2007).

Previous Publication Date(s)

July 2005
November 1995
August 1988

Table of Contents

    Preface to the Fourth Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    1. Geography and Pre-Columbian Peoples
    2. Colony and Society
    3. Out from the Shadows
    4. Transformation and Transition
    5. Reform and Revolution in the Colony
    6. Between Wars
    7. Revolution and Intervention
    8. The Structure of the Republic
    9. Reform and Revolution in the Republic
    10. The Eclipse of Old Cuba
    11. Between the Old and the New
    12. Socialist Cuba
    13. Cuba in the Post-Cold War World
    Political Chronology
    Selective Guide to the Literature