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Cuba: Revolution 1959-1990

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Class Forces in the Cuban Revolution. Robin Blackburn, International Socialism 9 (sum 80).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Agencia Cubana de Noticias. Official news agency, pages in Spanish & English.

Center for Cuban Studies (NY).

Cuba Net.

Cuba Update.

Global Exchange.

Granma Internacional. Newspaper of Cuban Communist Party.

Ibermundo Cuba.

In the Library: Articles

Aguirre, B.E. "Cuban mass migration & the social construction of deviants," Bulletin of Latin American Research 13,2 (5/94):155-84. On the "Marielitos" affair.

Alroy, Gil Carl. "The peasantry in the Cuban revolution," Review of Politics 29,1 (1/67):87-99.

Amaro Victoria, Nelson. "Mass & class in the origins of the Cuban Revolution," in I.L. Horowitz (ed.) Masses in Latin America (NY: Oxford, 1970).

Azicri, Max. "Twenty-six years of Cuban revolutionary politics: an appraisal," in Jonas & Stein (eds.) Democracy in Latin America (NY, 1990), pp. 145-79.

Baran, Paul A. "Reflections on the Cuban Revolution," Monthly Review ?,? (1/61).

Barkin, David. "The redistribution of consumption in socialist Cuba," Review of Radical Political Economy 4,5 (fall 72):80-102.

__________. "Popular participation & the dialectics of Cuban development," Latin American Perspectives 7 (1975):42-59.

Beckford, G.L.F. "A note on agricultural organization & planning in Cuba," Caribbean Studies 6,3 (1966).

Casal, Lourdes. "On popular power: the organization of the Cuban state during the period of transition," Latin American Perspectives 7 (1975):78-88.

Clemens, Harrie & Jan P. De Groot. "Agrarian labor market & technology under different regimes: comparison of Cuba & the Dominican Republic," Latin American Perspectives 59 (fall 1988):6-36.

Cole, Johnetta. "Five Cuban photographers," Massachusetts Review 27,3-4 (fall-win 86):661-72.

Domínguez, Jorge I. "Cuban foreign policy," Foreign Affairs (fall 78):83-108.

__________ & Christopher N. Mitchell. "The roads not taken: institutionalization & political parties in Cuba & Bolivia," Comparative Politics 9,2 (1/77):173-96.

Eckstein, Susan. "Restratification after revolution: the Cuban experience," in R. Tardanico (ed.) Crises in the Caribbean Basin (Beverly Hills, 1986).

Fagen, Richard R. "Charismatic authority & the leadership of Fidel Castro," Western Political Quarterly 18 (1965):275-84.

__________. "Continuities in Cuban revolutionary politics," Monthly Review 23,11 (4/72):22-48.

Fernández Ríos, Olga & Gaspar J. García Gallo. "The State & democracy in Cuba," Contemporary Marxism 1 (spr 80):81-88.

Forster, Nancy & Howard Handelman. "Food production & distribution in Cuba: the impact of the Revolution," in J. Super & T. Wright (eds.) Food, Politics & Society in Latin America (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1985), pp. 174-98.

Fuller, Linda. "Changes in the relationship among the unions, administration & the party at the Cuban workplace, 1959-1982," Latin American Perspectives 13,2 (spr 86):6-32.

Goldenberg, Boris. "The Cuban Revolution: an analysis," Problems of Communism (9-10/63).

González, Edward. "Castro & Cuba's new orthodoxy," Problems of Communism 25 (1976):1-19.

Gutelman, Michael. "The socialization of the means of production in Cuba," in R. Stavenhagen (ed.) Agrarian Problems in Latin America (NY, 1970), pp. 347-68.

Hall, Stuart & Norm Fruchter. "Notes on the Cuban dilemma," New Left Review 8 (5-6/61):2-11.

Harding, Timothy F. & Donald W. Bray. "The green belts of Cuba," Nation (8/19/68).

Higgins, James. "The new men of Cuba," Nation (2/12/68).

Huizer, Gerrit. "The role of peasant organizations in the struggle against multinational corporations: the Cuban case," in Elias Sevilla-Casas (ed.) Western Expansion & Indigenous Peoples (The Hague: Mouton, 1977), pp. 255-62.

Institute for Policy Studies. "Cuban prisons: a preliminary report," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 1988):55-62.

Judson, Fred. “Cuba & the New World Order,” Monthly Review 44,7 (12/92): 28-39.

Karl, Terry. "Work incentives in Cuba," Latin American Perspectives 7 (1975):21-41.

Kline, Harvey F. "Fidel Castro's Marxist regime: an evaluation of the major public policies of the Revolution," Revista Interamericana 7,3 (fall 77):400-16.

Kovacs, Steven. “Lucia: style & meaning in revolutionary film,” Monthly Review (6/75): 33-48.

Kunzle, David. "Public graphics in Cuba: a very Cuban form of internationalist art," Latin American Perspectives 7 (1975):89-110.

Landau, Saul. "Socialist democracy in Cuba: an interview with Fidel Castro," Socialist Review 1,2 (1970):126-43.

__________. "Asking the right questions about Cuba," Race & Class 29 (fall 87):53-68.

Leñero, Vicent. "Cuba 1973" in his Talacha periodística (México, 1988):97-141.

Leontieff, Wassily. "The trouble with Cuban socialism," NY Review of Books (1/7/71).

Levine, Robert M. "Cuba's Jewish community under the Revolution," in D. Sheinin & L. Baer Barr (eds.) The Jewish Diaspora in Latin America (NY, 1996).

Macaulay, Neill. "I fought for Fidel," American Heritage (11/91):81-91.

Magdoff, Fred. "Impressions of Cuban agriculture," Monthly Review 32,2 (6/80):35-40.

Mander, John. "Fidel & the new class-state," Encounter 34 (1970):80-84.

Martínez Alier, Juan. "The peasantry & the Cuban revolution from the spring of 1959 to the end of 1960," in Raymond Carr (eds.) Latin American Affairs (London, 1970). Agricultural workers, who saw landowners & colonos as their class enemies, pushed for more radical agrarian reforms than were originally intended.

__________. "Socialist Cuba: some economic & political questions," in his Haciendas, Plantations & Collective Farms (London, 1977), pp. 147-70.

Merkx, Gilbert y Nelson Valdés. "Revolución, conciencia y clase: Cuba y Argentina," Revista Mexicana de Sociología 33,3 (7-9/71):517-40.

Mesa-Largo, Carmelo. "El problema de los incentivos en Cuba," Aportes 20 (4/71):70-112.

__________. "Castro's domestic course," Problems of Communism 22 (1973):27-38.

Morray, J.P. "Cuba & Communism," Monthly Review 13 (7-8/61):3-55. Good for role of CP in first months of Revolution.

Núñez Machín, Ana. "Angel Santana Suárez: Cuban sugar worker," in Beezley & Ewell (eds.) The Human Tradition in Latin America: 20th C. (Wilmington DE, 1987), pp. 75-88.

O'Connor, James. "Complete breakdown in Cuba?" New Republic 147 (10/8/62):9-10.

__________. "Cuba: salvation through sugar," Nation 197 (10/12/63):212-14.

__________. "The foundations of Cuban socialism," Studies on the Left 4,4 (1964).

__________. "Industrial organization in the old & new Cubas," Science & Society 30 (1966).

__________. "The organized working class in the Cuban Revolution," Studies on the Left 6,2 (1966).

__________. "On Cuban political economy," in Petras & Zeitlin (eds.) Latin America: Reform or Revolution? A Reader (Greenwich CT: Fawcett, 1968), pp. 486-500.

Pérez, Louis A. Jr. "Army politics in socialist Cuba," Journal of Latin American Studies 8,2 (1976):251-71.

Pérez-Stable, Marifeli. "Whither the Cuban working class?" Latin American Perspectives 7 (1975):60-78.

Petras, James. "Has the Cuban Revolution failed?" Science & Society 36,1 (spr 72):86-90. Critical review essay on Dumont, Is Cuba Socialist?

Platt, Tony. "Cuba & the politics of human rights," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):38-54.

Pollitt, Brian. "Some problems of enumerating the 'peasantry' in Cuba," Journal of Peasant Studies 4,2 (1/77):162-80.

Radosh, Ron. "Cuba: a personal report," Liberation 18,5 (1/74):22-29.

Republic of Cuba. "Law no. 12263: the Revolution protects motherhood," in Yeager (ed.) Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition (Wilmington DE, 1994), pp. 182-88.

Rosenberg, Jonathan. "Cuba's free-market experiment: los mercados libres campesinos, 1980-86," Latin American Research Review 27,3 (1992):51-89.

Silverman, Bertram. "Economic organization & social conscience: some dilemmas of Cuban socialism," in June Nash & others (eds.) Ideology & Social Change in Latin America (NY, 1977), pp. 237-66.

Spalding, Hobart A. Jr. "Each according to his work," Cuba Review 4 (1974):11-13.

Stuart, Angelica. "Impressions of the Cuban Revolution," Latin American Perspectives 42 (sum 1984):141-48.

Thomas, Hugh. "Middle-class politics & the Cuban Revolution," in C. Véliz (ed.) Politics of Conformity in Latin America (NY, 1967), pp. 249-77.

__________. "Paradoxes of Castro's Cuba," New Statesman 74 (1966):283-85. Compares Cuba in 60s with Peru, & with Cuba in 50s.

Valdez Paz, Juan. "Notas sobre la socialización de la propiedad en Cuba," Estudios Sociales Centroamericanos 9,27 (1980):251-75.

Vellinga, M.L. "The military & the dynamics of the Cuban revolutionary process," Comparative Politics 8,2 (1/76):245-71.

Vieira, Margarita. "Cuban perspectives on crime & social justice," Crime & Social Justice 30 (1987):99-103.

Wagner, Eric. "Baseball in Cuba," Journal of Popular Culture 18,1 (sum 84):113-20.

Werner, David. "Health care in Cuba today: a model service or a means of social control -- or both?" paper distributed by Hesperian Foundation in Palo Alto, 1978.

Yglesias, Helen. "The Havana Cultural Congress," Nation (2/19/68).

Zimbalist, Andrew. "Incentives & planning in Cuba," Latin American Research Review 24,1 (1989):65-93.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Acosta, Maruja & Jorge E. Hardoy. Urban Reform in Revolutionary Cuba (New Haven: Yale, 1975).

del Aguila, Juan M. Cuba: Dilemmas of a Revolution (Boulder, 1984).

Arboleya, Jesús. The Cuban Counter-Revolution (trans. Rafael Betancourt; Athens: Ohio U., 2000).

Azicri, Max. Cuba: Politics, Economics & Society (London, 1988).

Barkin, David P. & Nita R. Manitzas (eds.) Cuba: The Logic of the Revolution (Andover MA: Warner, 1973).

Bengelsdorf, Carollee. The Problem of Democracy in Cuba: Between Vision & Reality (NY, 1994).

Benjamin, Medea; Joseph Collins & Michael Scott. No Free Lunch: Food & Revolution in Cuba Today (San Francisco: Institute of Food & Development Policy, 1984).

Bernardo, Robert M. The Theory of Moral Incentives in Cuba (University: U. of Alabama, 1972). On phasing-out of Yugoslav-style material incentives to production, in favor of Che's ideal.

Bonachea, Rolando E. & Nelson P. Valdés (eds.) Cuba in Revolution (NY, 1972).

Boorstein, Edward. The Economic Transformation of Cuba (NY: Monthly Review, 1968).

Brundenius, Claes. Cuba: The Challenge of Economic Growth with Equity (Boulder, 1984).

Brunner, Heinrich. Cuban Sugar Policy from 1963 to 1970 (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1978).

Bunck, Julie Marie. Fidel Castro & the Quest for a Revolutionary Culture in Cuba (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 1994).

Cannon, Terry & Others. Democracy in Cuba (NY, 1976).

__________. Revolutionary Cuba (NY, 1981).

Cardoso, Onelio Jorge y Modesta García. Los indocubanos (La Habana, 1982).

Casuso, Teresa. Cuba & Castro (NY, 1961). Useful for early years of Fidel & Revolution.

Chaffee, Wilber A. Jr. & Gary Prevost (eds.) Cuba: A Different America (Lanham MD, 1988).

Cuba: Ministry of Justice. Constitution of the Republic of Cuba (La Habana, 1977).

Díaz Briquets, Sergio. The Health Revolution in Cuba (Austin: U. of Texas, 1982).

__________ & Jorge Pérez-López. Conquering Nature: The Environmentalist Legacy of Socialism in Cuba (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 2000). Informative book, seriously handicapped by ideological blinders.

Dosal, Paul J. Comandante Che: Guerilla Soldier Commander and Strategist, 1956-1967 (University Park PA: Penn State U. 2003).

Dumont, René. Cuba: Socialism & Development [1964] (NY, 1970).

__________. Is Cuba Socialist? (NY, 1974).

Fagen, Richard R. The Transformation of Political Culture in Cuba (Stanford: Stanford U., 1969).

Feinsilver, Julie Margot. Healing the Masses: Cuban Health Politics at Home & Abroad (Berkeley: U. of California, 1993).

Fermoselle, Rafael. The Evolution of the Cuban Military: 1492-1986 (Miami: Universal, 1987).

Fernández Ceballos, Raúl. Cuba: el mundo y la Revolución (México, 1987). Protestant memoir of 1962-63.

Franqui, Carlos. The Twelve (NY, 1968).

__________. Diary of the Cuban Revolution [1976] (NY, 1980).

Fuller, Linda. Work & Democracy in Socialist Cuba (Philadelphia: Temple, 1992).

González, Edward. Cuba under Castro: The Limits of Charisma (Boston, 1974).

Green, Gil. Revolution Cuban Style: Impressions of a Recent Visit (NY: International, 1970).

__________. Cuba at 25: The Continuing Revolution (NY: International, 1983).

Guillermoprieto, Alma. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution (NY: Pantheon, 2004).

Gutelman, Michel. L'agriculture socialisée à Cuba (Paris, 1967).

Halebsky, Sandor & John M. Kirk (eds.) Cuba: 25 Years of Revolution, 1959-1984 (NY: Praeger, 1985).

__________ & John M. Kirk (eds.) Transformation & Struggle: Cuba Faces the 1990s (NY: Praeger, 1990).

Halperin, Maurice. The Rise & Decline of Fidel Castro (Berkeley: U. of California, 1972).

__________. Return to Havana: The Decline of Cuban Society under Castro (Nashville, 1994).

Horowitz, Irving Louis (ed.) Cuban Communism (7th rev. ed.; New Brunswick NJ, 1989).

Huberman, Leo & Paul M. Sweezey. Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution (NY, 1960). Also special issue of Monthly Review 12,3-4 (1960).

Karol, K.S. Guerrillas in Power (NY: Hill & Wang, 1970).

Kozol, Jonathan. Children of the Revolution: A Yankee Teacher in the Cuban Schools (NY: Delta, 1978).

Lewis, Oscar; Ruth M. Lewis & Susan M. Rigdon. Living the Revolution: An Oral History of Contemporary Cuba ( Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1978).

Liss, Sheldon B. Fidel! Castro's Political & Social Thought (Boulder, 1993).

Llerena, Mario. The Unsuspected Revolution: The Birth & Rise of Castroism (Ithaca: Cornell, 1978). Mostly on Insurrection period.

Loomis, John A. Revolution of Forms: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools (Princeton NJ: Princeton Architectural, 1999).

Luque Escalona, Roberto. The Tiger & the Children: Fidel Castro & the Judgement of History (New Brunswick NJ, 1992). Harsh critique.

Mallin, Jay Sr. Covering Castro: Rise & Decline of Cuba's Communist Dictator (New Brunswick NJ, 1994).

Mankiewicz, Frank & Kirby Jones. With Fidel: A Portrait of Castro & Cuba (NY, 1975).

Marín, Thelvia. Condenados: del presidio a la vida (México: Siglo XXI, 1976).

Marshall, Peter. Cuba Libre (London, 1987).

Matthews, Herbert L. Return to Cuba (special issue of Hispanic American Report; Stanford, 1964).

__________. Castro: A Political Biography (London, 1969).

__________. Revolution in Cuba (NY, 1976).

Medin, Tzvi. Cuba: The Shaping of Revolutionary Consciousness (Boulder, 1990).

Mesa-Largo, Carmelo. Cuba in the 1970s: Pragmatism & Institutionalization [1974] (rev. ed.; Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1978).

__________. Breve historia económica de la Cuba Socialista: Políticas, resultados y perspectivas (Madrid, 1994).

Morray, J.P. The Second Revolution in Cuba (NY: Monthly Review, 1962).

Nelson, Lowry. Cuba: the Measure of a Revolution (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 1972).

Pérez-Stable, Marifeli. The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course & Legacy (NY, 1993).

___________. The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course, & Legacy (2nd ed.) (NY: U. of Oxford, 1998).

Pettavino, Paula J. & Geralyn Pye. Sport in Cuba: The Diamond in the Rough (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1994).

Raab, Enrique. Cuba: vida cotidiana y revolución (Buenos Aires, 1974).

Roca, Sergio G. (ed.) Socialist Cuba: Past Interpretations & Future Challenges (Boulder, 1988).

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Sartre on Cuba (NY, 1961).

Seers, Dudley; A. Bianchi, R. Jolly & M. Nolff. Cuba: The Economic & Social Revolution (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1964).

Suárez, Andrés. Cuba: Castroism & Communism, 1959-1966 (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1967).

Ortiz Castellanos, Marcelino. Hombres de sol, sal y viento (La Habana, 1975). Fishermen.

Otero, Lisandro. La utopía cubana desde adentro: ¿Adonde va Cuba hoy? (México, 1993).

Quirk, Robert E. Fidel Castro (NY, 1993).

Rius [Eduardo del Rio]. Cuba for Beginners (NY, 1970). Classic political comix.

Stubbs, Jean. Cuba: The Test of Time (London, 1989).

Suárez, A. Cuba: Castroism & Communism, 1959-1966 (Cambridge MA: MIRT, 1967).

Sutherland, Elizabeth. The Youngest Revolution: A Personal Report on Cuba (NY, 1969).

Sweig, Julia E. Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro & the Urban Underground (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).

Szulc, Tad. Fidel: A Critical Portrait (NY, 1986).

van der Plas, Adele G. Revolution & Criminal Justice: The Cuban Experiment, 1959-1983 (Amsterdam, 1987).

Verso, Gosse Van. Where the Boys Are: Cuba, Cold War America & The Making of a New Left (NY: Verso, 1993)

Wilkerson, Loree. Fidel Castro's Political Programs from Reformism to "Marxism-Leninism" (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 1965).

Xuezhao, Chen. Surviving the Storm: A Memoir (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).

Yglesias, José. In the Fist of the Revolution: Life in a Cuban Country Town (NY, 1968).

Young, Alan. Gays Under the Cuban Revolution (San Francisco : Grey Fox, 1981)

Zeitlin, Maurice & Robert Scheer. Cuba: Tragedy in Our Hemisphere (NY: Grove, 1963).

__________. Revolutionary Politics & the Cuban Working Class (Princeton, 1987).

Zimbalist, Andrew (ed.) Cuban Political Economy: Controversies in Cubanology (Boulder, 1988).

In the Library: Fiction

Vasco, Justo y Daniel Chavarría. Contracandela (Guadalajara, 1992). Novela policiaca.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Adido Kerida" [200?], dir. Ruth Behar, 57m. Sephardic Jewish community in Cuba since Revolution.

"Before Night Falls" [2000], dir. Julian Schnaibel, 133m. In video stores. Gay Cuban writer confronts political repression & AIDS.

"Champions" [1988], dir. Oscar Valdes, 17m. From Cinema Guild. Profiles 1978 world champion Cuban women's vollyball team.

"Cuba & Fidel" [1976], by Focal Point Films, 24m. From Cinema Guild. Interview with Fidel on relations with US.

"Cuban Story" [1958], dir. Erroll Flynn & Victor Pahlen, 60m. Includes footage of Fidel in early stages of struggle in the Sierra Maestra.

"Cuba va" [1971], dir. Felix Greene, 76m.

"Death of a Bureaucrat" [1966], dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 87m. From New Yorker Films.

"Fidel" [1969], dir. Saul Landau & Irving Saraf, 96m. From Cinema Guild. Portrait of early years of Revolution; follows Castro on five-day jeep trip through Oriente Province.

"Hasta cierto punto (Up to a Certain Point)" [1983], dir. Tomás Gutiérez Alea, 68m. Middle-aged researcher on machismo falls in love with spirited dock worker. From New Yorker Films.

"I am Cuba" [1964], dir. Mikhail Kalatosov, 141m. Russian view of Cuban Revolution in its early years. From New Yorker Films.

"Korda, fotógrafo en revoución" [2003], dir. Alejandro Strauss Lombardo, 54m.

"KordaVision" [2004], dir. ?, ?m.

"Looking for a Space: Lesbians & Gay Men in Cuba" [200?], dir. Kelly Anderson, 38m. From Filmakers' Library.

"Lucia" [1969], dir. Humberto Solás, 160m. Stories of three Cuban women, from 1890s, 1930s & 1960s. From New Yorker Films.

"Manuela" [1966], dir. Humberto Solás, 41m. Young woman joins guerrilla struggle against Batista in the Sierra Maestra.

"Moments with Fidel" [2004], dir. Rebecca Chávez, ?m. From First Run Features.

"I'll Go to Santiago" [1964], dir. Sara Gómez, 15m. From Cinema Guild. Loving portrait of Santiago de Cuba.

"Inconsolable Memories (Memorias del Subdesarrollo)" [1968], dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 97m. Loves & ruminations of an aspiring bourgeois writer who remains in Havana after wife & friends have fled to Miami.

"Mi Hermano Fidel" [1977], dir. Santiago Alvarez, 17m. From Cinema Guild. Interview with elderly campesino, nearly blind, who recalls meeting José Martí & Máximo Gomez as boy but is slow to realize that interviewer is Fidel Castro.

"Nobody Listened" [1988], dir. Jorge Ulla & Nestor Almendros, 117m. American-made diatribe against police state methods of Castro regime.

"Portrait of Teresa" [1979], dir. Pastor Vega, 115m. Housewife's political activism incurs wrath of possessive husband. From New Yorker Films.

"The Uncompromising Revolution" [1988], dir. Saul Landau, 80m. From Cinema Guild. Revolution at middle age, seen through interviews with Fidel & a variety of citizens with views both pro & con.

"Woman in the Mirror" [1983], dir. ?, 17m. From Cinema Guild. Profile of ballerina Rosario Suárez through first pregnancy & return to dancing.

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