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State and Revolution in Cuba: Mass Mobilization and Political Change, 1920-1940 (Envisioning Cuba)

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Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's political evolution, yet they are often glossed over in accounts that focus more heavily on the revolution of 1959. With this book, Robert Whitney accords much-needed attention to a critical stage in Cuban history.

Closely examining the upheavals of the period, which included a social revolution in 1933 and a military coup led by Fulgencio Batista one year later, Whitney argues that the eventual rise of a more democratic form of government came about primarily because of the mass mobilization by the popular classes against oligarchic capitalism, which was based on historically elite status rather than on a modern sense of nation. Although from the 1920s to the 1940s politicians and political activists were bitterly divided over what "popular" and "modern" state power meant, this new generation of politicians shared the idea that a modern state should produce a new and democratic Cuba.

About the Author

Robert Whitney is assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807849255
Author:
Whitney, Robert
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
History
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Government, resistance to
Subject:
Oligarchy.
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Cuba Politics and government 1933-1959.
Subject:
Government, Resistance to -- Cuba -- History.
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Envisioning Cuba (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.93x5.80x.89 in. .82 lbs.

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