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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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Nation in Waiting

Nation in Waiting

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(p.115) 4 Nation in Waiting
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The Structure of Cuban History
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Louis A. Jr. Pérez

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606927.003.0005

This chapter starts at the point when the republic was inaugurated on May 20, 1902, which was celebrated on a grand scale. Much was made about the transition from colony to republic. However, it was not entirely clear that the notion of transition accurately reflected the circumstances of Cuban independence. This chapters asks: just how much had changed and what had changed? In fact, not much had changed in reality. This was a problem as much of what had not changed had been what Cubans had hoped to change back in 1895. Cuban pretensions to national sovereignty had challenged more than the propriety of Spanish colonial rule. Cuban aspirations had also threatened the presumption of North American succession to sovereignty. Popular memory passed into popular culture and this created a historical narrative.

Keywords:   republic, Cuban independence, national sovereignty, popular memory, North America, historical narrative

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