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For assessments of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba’s political situation in the wider world, popular recent accounts include Samuel Farber’s book. His critical evaluation comes from a democratic socialist viewpoint. His account is critical, yet sympathetic, and lies very much in the middle between those held by the enemies and apologists of the Cuban government.
Sweig frames her book in a question-and-answer format. Also a critical, yet sympathetic, account, her book lies very much in the middle between those held by the enemies and apologists of the Cuban government. This is a revised second edition.
Rosa Jordan introduces readers to Cubans in all walks of life, people whom she has met during travels around the island by bike, bus, plane, train, truck, and car. Familiar places like Havana and Varadero are viewed from unfamiliar angles and serve as starting points for adventures that began in 1996 and continue into the future. (From the Publisher).
There has been plenty to read about Cuba ever since getting there became more difficult for Americans. Here are a few suggestions of works published in the new century that can provide some context for the first-time visitor.
Interpreting the present in light of the past, eleven renowned architects, historians, scholars, preservationists, and urban planners in Cuba and the United States provide a rigorous examination of Havana old and new that provokes exploration of the ways we look at all cities. (From the publisher)
Profiles of fifty artists over fifty years, telling the story of modern Cuba through visual art the recent loosening of the U.S. embargo and Castro's opening up of state-regulated tourism has yielded a flurry of student programs, professional conferences, books, movies, and general enthusiasm in this country for all things Cuban. (From the Publisher).
Tassa drumming emerged from the transplanted Indian music traditions creatively recombined into a new musical genre that is uniquely Indo-Trinidadian Music scholar Peter Manuel works from an archive of field recordings and examines the music carried to Trinidad by among other groups, Bhojpuri-speaking immigrants.
This historical survey examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international relations and continuing struggle for self-determination. . . Author Louis A. Pérez, Jr., integrates local and provincial developments with issues of class, race, and gender to give readers a full and fascinating account of Cuba's history, focusing on its struggle for nationality. From the Publisher.