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  • Maria Antonia Cabrera Arus

    Christabelle Peters

    Abel Sierra Madero

    Jorge Macle Cruz

    Gilbert M. Joseph

    Ada Ferrer

    Elizabeth Schwall

    Alejandro de la Fuente

    Lillian Guerra

    Rafael Rojas

    Reinaldo Funes Monzote

    Maria del Pilar Diaz Castanon

  • “A balanced blend of voices from within and beyond the island, together with a proper mix of disciplinary perspectives, make The Revolution from Within an important early twenty-first-century scholarly demarcation point. This is the state of the art at the moment: the vantage point from which to look back and especially to advance forward.” — Louis A. Pérez Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    “Moving beyond the black and white polemics that have long governed Cuban scholarship, The Revolution from Within considers more ambivalent and ambiguous forms of identification and belonging. Eminently readable, this volume will cause major reverberations within Cuban revolutionary scholarship that will stimulate sustained conversations about how events from the revolutionary period have been experienced and lived outside of canonical national spaces and characters.” — Lauren Derby, author of, The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo

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  • Description

    What does the Cuban Revolution look like “from within”? This volume proposes that scholars and observers of Cuba have too long looked elsewhere—from the United States to the Soviet Union—to write the island's post-1959 history. Drawing on previously unexamined archives, the contributors explore the dynamics of sociopolitical inclusion and exclusion during the Revolution's first two decades. They foreground the experiences of Cubans of all walks of life, from ordinary citizens and bureaucrats to artists and political leaders, in their interactions with and contributions to the emerging revolutionary state. In essays on agrarian reform, the environment, dance, fashion, and more, contributors enrich our understanding of the period beginning with the utopic mobilizations of the early 1960s and ending with the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. In so doing, they offer new perspectives on the Revolution that are fundamentally driven by developments on the island. Bringing together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Revolution, The Revolution from Within highlights the political stakes attached to Cuban history after 1959.

    About The Author(s)

    Jennifer L. Lambe is Assistant Professor of History at Brown University and author of Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History.

    Michael J. Bustamante is Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University.
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