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

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

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 255 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780807849255
  • DDC分類 972.9106

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Illuminates a critical period in Cuba's political evolution 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 create a new and democratic Cuba.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1 (16)
Oligarchic Rule and the Practice of Politics 17 (19)
in Cuba, 1901-1924: An Overview
To Scratch Away the Scab of Colonialism: 36 (19)
Radical Nationalist Politics, 1924-1928
The Crisis of the Plattist State, 1927-1932 55 (26)
Between Mediation and Revolution: The 81 (20)
Collapse of the Plattist State, 1932-1933
What Do the People Think and Feel?: Mass 101(21)
Mobilization and the Revolution of 1933
Appointed by Destiny: Fulgencio Batista and 122(27)
the Disciplining of the Cuban Masses,
1934-1936
The Architect of the Cuban State: Fulgencio 149(28)
Batista and Populism in Cuba, 1937-1940
Conclusion 177(8)
Notes 185(38)
Bibliography 223(20)
Index 243