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Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Teishan A. Latner

Abstract

Cuba’s grassroots revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, fueling intense interest within the multiracial American Left even as it provoked a backlash from the U.S. political establishment. In this groundbreaking book, historian Teishan A. Latner contends that in the era of decolonization, the Vietnam War, and Black Power, socialist Cuba claimed center stage for a generation of Americans who looked to the insurgent Third World for inspiration and political theory. As Americans studied the island’s achievements in education, health care, and economic redistribution, Cubans in turn l ... More

Keywords: Cuban revolution, American Left, Decolonization, Cold War, Third World, Vietnam War, Black Panther Party, Antonio Maceo Brigade, Venceremos Brigade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635460
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teishan A. Latner, author
Thomas Jefferson University