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Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

Lillian Guerra

Abstract

In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. This book argues that these visual representations explained rapidly occurring events and encouraged radical change and mutual self-sacrifice. Mass rallies and labor mobilizations of unprecedented scale produced tangible evidence of what Fidel Castro called “unanimous support” for a revolution whose “moral power” defied U.S. control. Yet participation in state-orchestrated spectacles quick ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, radical change political inclusion, self-sacrifice, mass rallies, dissent, labor mobilizations, revolutionaries, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835630
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807837368_guerra

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Lillian Guerra, author

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