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The Resource The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics, edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff

The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics, edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff

Label
The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics
Title
The Cuba reader
Title remainder
history, culture, politics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It 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 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. It also describes life in the periodo especial following the cutoff of Soviet aid and the tightening of the U.S. embargo."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chomsky, Aviva
  • Carr, Barry
  • Smorkaloff, Pamela María
Series statement
Latin America readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Label
The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics, edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indigenous society and conquest -- Sugar, slavery, and colonialism -- The struggle for independence -- Neocolonialism -- Building a new society -- Culture and revolution -- The Cuban revolution and the world -- The "Periodo Especial" and the future of the revolution
Control code
ocm52429810
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 723 pages
Isbn
9780822331971
Lccn
2003013448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780822331971
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52429810
Label
The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics, edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indigenous society and conquest -- Sugar, slavery, and colonialism -- The struggle for independence -- Neocolonialism -- Building a new society -- Culture and revolution -- The Cuban revolution and the world -- The "Periodo Especial" and the future of the revolution
Control code
ocm52429810
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 723 pages
Isbn
9780822331971
Lccn
2003013448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780822331971
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52429810

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