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Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962

Anita Casavantes Bradford


Since 1959, the Cuban revolutionary government has proudly proclaimed that “the revolution is for the children.” Many Cuban Americans reject this claim, asserting that they chose exile in the United States to protect their children from the evils of “Castro-communism.” This analysis of the pivotal years between the Revolution's triumph and the 1962 Missile Crisis uncovers how and when children were first pressed into political service by ideologically opposed Cuban communities on both sides of the Florida Straits. It argues that, in Havana, the Castro government deployed a morally charged “pol ... More

Keywords: Cuban revolutionary government, Cuban Americans, exile, Castro, Missile Crisis, political service, Havana, reformist revolution, socialism, Miami exile leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469611525
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Casavantes Bradford, author