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Revolutionary politics and the Cuban working class

Zeitlin, Maurice

Revolutionary politics and the Cuban working class

by Zeitlin, Maurice

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Working class -- Cuba -- Political activity,
  • Communism -- Cuba

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    StatementMaurice Zeitlin.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 306 p. :
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23849560M

    The main leaders of the Cuban revolution — Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, and Che Guevara — had different political leadership styles. Fidel Castro, by far the most important leader, was, until he retired for health reasons in , a charismatic and tactically shrewd revolutionary politician, intent on consolidating his power, and initially averse to risking a loss of control of the island. In this unique and stimulating book, Stephen Cushion turns the conventional wisdom on its head, and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution’s outcome than previously understood.

    Beginning in , new popular political actors emerged who were influenced by Marxism and were tied to the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), which had been established by Julio Antonio Mella and Carlos Baliño López in They brought the PCC to a position of prominence in the popular revolution during the period   Audience members eagerly bought copies of the Militant and all 45 books on revolutionary working-class politics that SWP and CL members displayed, including topics from the Cuban Revolution to the class struggle in the U.S. to Russian revolutionary leaders V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky.

    A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerillas' Victory Developed during five research trips to Cuba under the auspices of the Institute of Cuban History in Havana, this book analyzes a wealth of leaflets, pamphlets, clandestine newspapers, and other agitational material from the s that has never.   Chui added that although at first, they thought it was a book for Cubans, then they understood the importance that it could have outside the country, as it was a way to tell the story of the Cuban Revolution and transmit its message. Cuban readers approached this publication through the Political Editor of the Party’s Central Committee in.


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Revolutionary Politics and the Cuban Working Class. Maurice Zeitlin. Revolutionary Politics and the Cuban Working Class Maurice Zeitlin; Series: Princeton Legacy Library; These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

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New York, Harper & Row []. Get this from a library. Revolutionary politics and the Cuban working class. [Maurice Zeitlin]. Socialism, again, needs a genuine democratic infrastructure in order for the working class to exercise actual political and economic power.

It was an unfortunate tendency for revolutionaries such as Che Guevara to be contemptuous of democratic forms, however much discredit the managed systems of ‘representative democracy’ in the developed West have.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Cushion contends that the opposite is true, and that significant portions of the Cuban working class launched an underground movement in tandem with the guerillas operating in the ped during five research trips to Cuba under the auspices of the Institute of Cuban History in Havana, this book analyzes a wealth of leaflets.

The strike is the classic political and industrial weapon of the working class and therefore an investigation of the relationship between the M and striking workers is essential if we are to get a rounded picture of the Cuban revolution.

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution ofan event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary 5/5(1).

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Inside the Cuban Revolutionary Underground, –58, a participant’s account The authors of this book draw on generations of revolutionary struggles by working people to explain why organizing to strengthen the unions is not only essential to the fighting unity and political striking power of the working class.

the leadership of. A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution shows that the Cuban working class played an important, even decisive, role in the pre-revolutionary period and in the overthrow of the Batista dictatorship in Our understanding of the making of the Cuban revolution will be permanently shaped by this inspiring and compelling history.

Nothing, in fact could be further from the truth, as Steve Cushion demonstrates in his new book, A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution; How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’ Victory.

The gist of the book is that without the struggles of organised labour fromthe revolution could not have succeeded. On the surface this may seem to be a book about the role of the working class in the Cuban Revolution, but underneath it's an attempt to question the legitimacy of the central leaders of that revolution.

For starters, only members of the Stalinist Popular Socialist Party are called "communists."Reviews: 4. Fidel Castro’s retrospective analysis of the insurrectionary phase of the Cuban Revolution, delivered at the first Congress of the Cuban Communist Party inrecognizes the contribution of the working class to the revolutionary struggle, but confines this contribution to two areas: active service in the rebel army and the general strike of January 1,   Reviewed: Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working ClassShaped the Guerillas’ Steve Cushion.

New York: Monthly Review Press, pp, $ Here is a volume offering great surprise, at least to this presumably well-educated reader, deeply sympathetic to the Cuban Revolution since its inception or at least since a.

James T. Duke; Revolutionary Politics and the Cuban Working Class. By Maurice Zeitlin. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp. $ Contrary to the Cuban revolutionary government’s dictum that the duty of the revolutionary is to make the revolution, most of the life of a revolutionary is actually spent in the often dangerous task of fighting political battles to advance the goals and interests of the working class and the popular sectors and, in that process, to prepare.

A proletarian revolution is a social revolution in which the working class attempts to overthrow the bourgeoisie. Proletarian revolutions are generally advocated by socialists, communists and most anarchists. Marxists believe proletarian revolutions can and will likely happen in all capitalist countries, related to the concept of world revolution.

A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Millions of words have been written about t. Using original documentary sources from Cuban government archives, Sweig shows how the largely middle-class Cubans in the urban underground laid the groundwork for Castro's Rebel Army victory Sweig claims that the full history of the revolution has yet to be written, but her book makes an impressive contribution to this effort by painting a new and .The Many Explosions of Los Angeles in the s.

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