Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I Indigenous society and conquest; Part II Sugar, slavery and colonialism; Part III The struggle for independence; Part IV Neocolonialism; Part V Building a new society; Part VI Culture and revolution; Part VII The Cuban Revolution and the world; Part VIII The "Periodo Especial" and the future of the revolution. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Cuba is often perceived in starkly black and white terms?either as the site of one of Latin America?s most successful revolutions or as the bastion of the world?s last communist regime. The Cuba Reader multiplies perspectives on the nation many times over, presenting more than one hundred selections about Cuba?s history, culture, and politics. Beginning with the first written account of the island, penned by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the selections assembled here track Cuban history from the colonial period through the ascendancy of Fidel Castro to the present.
The Cuba Reader combines songs, paintings, photographs, poems, short stories, speeches, cartoons, government reports and proclamations, and pieces by historians, journalists, and others. Most of these are by Cubans, and many appear for the first time in English. The writings and speeches of José Martí, Fernando Ortiz, Fidel Castro, Alejo Carpentier, Che Guevera, and Reinaldo Arenas appear alongside the testimonies of slaves, prostitutes, doctors, travelers, and activists. Some selections examine health, education, Catholicism, and santería; others celebrate Cuba?s vibrant dance, music, film, and literary cultures. The pieces are grouped into chronological sections. Each section and individual selection is preceded by a brief introduction by the editors.
The volume presents a number of pieces about twentieth-century Cuba, including the events leading up to and following Castro?s January 1959 announcement of revolution. It provides a look at Cuba in relation to the rest of the world: the effect of its revolution on Latin America and the Caribbean, its alliance with the Soviet Union from the 1960s until the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, and its tumultuous relationship with the United States. The Cuba Reader also describes life in the periodo especial following the cutoff of Soviet aid and the tightening of the U.S. embargo.
For students, travelers, and all those who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Florida, The Cuba Reader is an invaluable introduction.
Dall'editore: "[An] ambitious and impressive anthology, a sweeping collection of source materials by and about Cubans both on the island and living in other countries."--Susan Fernandez, The Miami Herald
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Descrizione libro Duke University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0822331845
Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0822331845
Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books 2004-02-04, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0822331845. Codice libro della libreria 712012
Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110822331845