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Published: 07 October 2014

496 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199301447

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Between Reform and Revolution

Fifth Edition

Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

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:

  • Updated to include recent events, particularly from the post-Castro era
  • More coverage of U.S.-Cuban relations and the anti-Batista movement
  • Sidebars on such topics as women, music, literature, and sports
  • New illustrations, including a new map of the island to reflect recent provincial reorganization
  • An expanded bibliographical section highlighting the most current scholarship

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