Cuba And Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History by Dirk KruijtCuba And Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History by Dirk Kruijt

Cuba And Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

byDirk Kruijt

Paperback | January 1, 2017

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Providing the definitive oral history of the Cuban revolution, Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America tells the powerful story of Cuba’s struggle for liberation from the Batista dictatorship, its transition to socialism, and its evolving relationship with the rest of Latin American and the Caribbean. Drawing on a vast array of original testimonies, including interviews with more than seventy Cuban officials and former combatants, Dirk Kruijt examines the pivotal role of veterans and the post-revolution fidelista generation in shaping Cuba. He also reveals the untold story of the Departamento América, a clandestine and largely undocumented organization that was instrumental in exercising Cuban influence abroad.

As the relationship between the United States and Cuba continues to thaw, the leftist history of the Cuban revolution is in danger of being lost. However, Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America will give voice to many veterans of the revolution and assert the great influence that its rallying cry had—and still has—on people across Latin America.
Dirk Kruijt is professor of development studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences of Utrecht University.
Title:Cuba And Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:January 1, 2017Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783608021

ISBN - 13:9781783608027

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“Especially impressive. . . . Kruijt accurately traces a significant evolution in Cuba’s approach to Latin America . . .  [and] reminds us just how much about Cuba’s engagements in the region we do not know.”