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Cuban Revolution in AmericaHavana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992$
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Teishan A. Latner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635460

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.001.0001

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Unfinished Revolutions

(p.265) Epilogue
Cuban Revolution in America

Teishan A. Latner

University of North Carolina Press

The Epilogue concludes the book by examining the long arc of Cuba’s place with the American radical imagination, from the 1960s to the present day. It argues that while the achievements of the island’s revolution have been incomplete, imperfect, and often contradictory, particularly with regard to question of individual liberty, race, and sexuality, Cuba’s significant social achievements nevertheless make it an enduring and critically important episode within the history of efforts to remake the world according to socialist principles of equality, one whose history remains relevant today. By summarizing the Cuban Revolution’s triumphs and shortcomings, together with the responses of U.S. social justice activists, the section provides a foundation from which to speculate upon the possible future of Cuba’s relationship to U.S. social justice movements and the American Left.

Keywords:   Cuban Revolution, American radical, U.S. social justice movement, Individual liberty, Race, Sexuality, Socialism, Equality, Social justice, American Left

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