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A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution : how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory, by Steve Cushion

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A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution : how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory
Title
A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution
Title remainder
how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory
Statement of responsibility
by Steve Cushion
Title variation
Cuban Revolution
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions of words have been written about the Cuban Revolution, which, to both its supporters and detractors, is almost universally understood as being won by a small band of guerrillas. In this unique and stimulating book, Stephen Cushion turns the conventional wisdom on its head, and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution outcome than previously understood. Although the working class was well-organized in the 1950s, it is believed to have been too influenced by corrupt trade union leaders, the Partido Socialist Popular, and a tradition of making primarily economic demands to have offered much support to the guerrillas. Cushion contends that the opposite is true, and that significant portions of the Cuban working class launched an underground movement in tandem with the guerrillas operating in the mountains. Developed during five research trips to Cuba under the auspices of the Institute of Cuban History in Havana, this book analyzes a wealth of leaflets, pamphlets, clandestine newspapers, and other agitational material from the 1950s that has never before been systematically examined, along with many interviews with participants themselves. Cushion uncovers widespread militant activity, from illegal strikes to sabotage to armed conflict with the state, all of which culminated in two revolutionary workers congresses and the largest general strike in Cuban history. He argues that these efforts helped clinch the victory of the revolution, and thus presents a fresh and provocative take on the place of the working class in Cuban history."--Publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cushion, Steve
Dewey number
972.9106/3
Index
index present
LC call number
F1788
LC item number
.C87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolution (Cuba : 1959)
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Social conflict
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Social aspects
  • Social conflict
  • Cuba
Label
A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution : how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory, by Steve Cushion
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-263) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organized labor in the 1950s -- A crisis of productivity -- The employers' offensive -- Workers take stock -- Responses to state terror -- Two strikes -- Last days of Batista -- The first year of the new Cuba -- Conclusion: what was the role of organized labor in the Cuban insurrection?
Control code
ocn928751154
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781583675823
Lccn
2015043813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025794525
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o928751154
  • (OCoLC)928751154
Label
A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution : how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory, by Steve Cushion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-263) 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
Organized labor in the 1950s -- A crisis of productivity -- The employers' offensive -- Workers take stock -- Responses to state terror -- Two strikes -- Last days of Batista -- The first year of the new Cuba -- Conclusion: what was the role of organized labor in the Cuban insurrection?
Control code
ocn928751154
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781583675823
Lccn
2015043813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025794525
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o928751154
  • (OCoLC)928751154

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