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January 1979
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Intervention, Revolution, and Politics in Cuba, 1913-1921
Perez Jr., Louis
Perez views the various economic, political and diplomatic methods used by the United States government to exert hegemony over Cuba from 1913-1921. He also examines the political turmoil and collapse of the traditional Cuban party structure, as candidates were forced to forge alliances with the U.S.

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Louis A. Pérez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of history at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“This excellent study of American policy toward Cuba deals with the changes in that policy, particularly the interpretation of the Platt Amendment, from 1913 to 1921.”—Journal of Political and Military Sociology

“Pérez' book is the most scholarly yet written about this important eight-year period in Cuban-American relations. More than that, it presents one of the clearest analyses of how the Platt Amendment both dominated and distorted the Cuban political system.”—Hispanic American Historical Review

“The author packs a lot of information into this rather specialized study. He deftly clarifies the competition between insurgent Cuban Liberals and their Conservative opponents, and he demonstrates how both groups sought to channel U.S. fears of Cuban disorder to their own advantage. Equally well does Pérez uncover the often murky economic interests of American corporations and officials. Indeed, his section about Norman H. Davis, who served in both high Treasury and State Department posts until 1921 while enriching himself from more than thirty economic projects in Cuba, is fascinating. . . . this is first-rate historical analysis.”—History: Reviews of New Books

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Perez views the various economic, political and diplomatic methods used by the United States government to exert hegemony over Cuba from 1913-1921. He also examines the political turmoil and collapse of the traditional Cuban party structure, as candidates were forced to forge alliances with the U.S.
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