Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground

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Harvard University Press, 25‏/10‏/2004 - 286 من الصفحات
Julia Sweig shatters the mythology surrounding the Cuban Revolution in a compelling revisionist history that reconsiders the revolutionary roles of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and restores to a central position the leadership of the Cuban urban underground, the Llano. Granted unprecedented access to the classified records of Castro's 26th of July Movement's underground operatives--the only scholar inside or outside of Cuba allowed access to the complete collection in the Cuban Council of State's Office of Historic Affairs--she details the ideological, political, and strategic debates between Castro's mountain-based guerrilla movement and the urban revolutionaries in Havana, Santiago, and other cities. In a close study of the fifteen months from November 1956 to July 1958, when the urban underground leadership was dominant, Sweig examines the debate between the two groups over whether to wage guerrilla warfare in the countryside or armed insurrection in the cities, and is the first to document the extent of Castro's cooperation with the Llano. She unveils the essential role of the urban underground, led by such figures as Frank País, Armando Hart, Haydée Santamaria, Enrique Oltuski, and Faustino Pérez, in controlling critical decisions on tactics, strategy, allocation of resources, and relations with opposition forces, political parties, Cuban exiles, even the United States--contradicting the standard view of Castro as the primary decision maker during the revolution. In revealing the true relationship between Castro and the urban underground, Sweig redefines the history of the Cuban Revolution, offering guideposts for understanding Cuban politics in the 1960s and raising intriguing questions for the future transition of power in Cuba.
 

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History Mythology and Revolution
1
1 Tactics in Politics and Tactics in Revolution Are Not the Same
12
2 The Sierra Manifesto
29
3 We Had to Act a Bit Dictatorially
39
4 Defining Opposition Unity on the Ground
48
5 Fear and Loathing in Miami
59
6 Taming the Politiqueros in Exile
72
7 With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies?
82
12 Bordering on Chaos
136
13 Picking Up the Pieces
148
Like a Magic Word
154
15 The Pact of Caracas
164
16 Hasta La Victoria
172
Transitions Then and Now
183
About the Research
189
Notes
195

8 Total War?
95
9 The Golden Age of the Llano
104
10 The Arms Race
114
11 Politics and Popular Insurrection
120
Bibliography
241
Index
249
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Julia E. Sweig is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Latin America Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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