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Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Lillian Guerra


This book sheds light on the experiences of ordinary Cubans in the unseating of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. This book fills a significant gap in historical and political literature, illuminating how Cuba's electoral democracy underwent a tumultuous transformation into a military dictatorship. The book draws on years of research in newly opened archives and on personal interviews to shed light on the men and women of Cuba who participated in mass mobilization and civic activism to establish social movements in their quest for social and racial justice and for more accountable leadership. Dr ... More

Keywords: Cuba, electoral democracy, military dictatorship, mass mobilization, civic activism, social movements, racial justice, social justice, underground revolutionary culture, Fulgencio Batista

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300175530
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300175530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lillian Guerra, author
University of Florida