Subject: History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

Subject: History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

Comments

Dictator’s Dreamscape, The

|9780822945468|How Architecture and Vision Built Machado’s Cuba and Invented Modern Havana|Joseph Hartman focuses on the public works campaign of Cuban president, and later dictator, Gerardo Machado. Political histories often condemn Machado as a US-puppet dictator, overthrown in a labor revolt and popular revolution in 1933. Architectural histories tend to catalogue his regime’s public works as derivatives of US and European models. Dictator’s Dreamscape reassesses the regime’s public works program as a highly nuanced visual project embedded in centuries-old representations of Cuba alongside wider debates on the nature of art and architecture in general, especially in regards to globalization and the…

Read more

Comments

Cuban Studies 48

|9780822945611|Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section.| Alejandro de la Fuente| Cuban Studies| History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

Read more

Comments

Cuba, Castro, and the United States

|9780822984337| Bonsal combines his memoirs of his experiences in Havana with an analysis of the relationship between Cuba and the United States both during the Batista and Castro regimes and during the earlier history of the Cuban Republic. His discussion of Castro's personality is incisive, portraying the Maximum Leader's increasing animosity toward the United States until the final break-off of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Bonsal's observations of Castro and the sociopolitical climate in Cuba are perhaps the most incisive and accurate of any to date on the subject. All the events from the Revolution to the termination of…

Read more

Comments

Revolutionary Change in Cuba

|9780822952442|Cuba has been transformed more radically within one decade than almost any society in recent history. Yet the Cuban Revolution is poorly understood abroad because of its physical and political isolation, the controversies between adherents of the old and new regimes, and the murky skirmishes of the cold war.This collection of essays is a comprehensive and authoritative study of almost all major aspects of socialist Cuba. It draws together the talents of the ablest group of Cuban specialists ever represented in a single volume.| Carmelo Mesa-Lago|| History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba History / General

Read more

Comments

Army Politics in Cuba, 1898-1958

|9780822984511|Louis A. Pérez examines the founding of the national army in Cuba, the rise and fall of Cuban army preeminence during the Machado regime, the bizarre army seizure of power in 1933, which resulted in the collapse of the officer corps, and follows the dominance of the army until the revolution of 1958. He shows that the Cuban political order rested on the stability of the army, which itself grew increasingly estranged from national traditions and eventually became the tool of a clique of political leaders, only to fall to rebel forces during the revolution.| Louis A. Pérez Jr.| Pitt…

Read more