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The Structure of Cuban HistoryMeanings and Purpose of the Past$
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Louis A. Perez Jr.

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469606927

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469608860_Perez

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The Structure of Cuban History

Louis A. Jr. Pérez

University of North Carolina Press

The Introduction begins by discussing what this book aims to achieve. This book is about the history of Cuba, its course, countours, and consequences. It is about the people. It is about the way with which historical knowledge insinuated itself into the popular imagination and acted to induce collective conduct and influence individual behavior. It aims to understand the relationship between the use of history as a means of national formation and national formation as an outcome of history.

Keywords:   history of Cuba, collective conduct, individual behavior, national formation, Cubans

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