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Cuba's first republican era (1902–1959) is principally understood in terms of its failures and discontinuities, its first three decades and the overthrow of Machado seen at best as a prologue to the "real" revolution of 1959. This book brings together scholars from North America, Cuba, and Spain to challenge this narrative, presenting republican Cuba instead as a time of meaningful engagement—socially, politically, and symbolically. Addressing a wide range of topics—civic clubs and folkloric societies, science, public health and agrarian policies, popular culture, national memory, and the intersection of race and labor—the contributors explore how a broad spectrum of Cubans embraced a political and civic culture of national self-realization. These essays recast the first republic as a time of deep continuity in processes of liberal state- and nation-building that were periodically disrupted—but also reinvigorated—by foreign intervention and profound uncertainty.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: Revisiting Cuba's First Republic
  2. Steven Palmer, José Antonio Piqueras, Amparo Sánchez Cobos
  3. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1. A Sunken Ship, a Bronze Eagle, and the Politics of Memory: The "Social Life" of the USS Maine in Cuba (1898-1961)
  2. Marial Iglesias Utset
  3. pp. 22-53
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  1. 2. Shifting Sands of Cuban Science, 1875-1933
  2. Steven Palmer
  3. pp. 54-81
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  1. 3. Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Cuba: A View from the Sugar District of Cienfuegos, 1886-1909
  2. Rebecca J. Scott
  3. pp. 82-120
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  1. 4. Slaughterhouses and Milk Consumption in the "Sick Republic": Socio-Environmental Change and Sanitary Technology in Havana, 1890-1925
  2. Reinaldo Funes Monzote
  3. pp. 121-147
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  1. 5. Attributes for the Capital of an Austere Republic
  2. José Antonio Piqueras
  3. pp. 148-180
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  1. 6. Transcending Borders: ¡Tierra! and the Expansion of Anarchism in Cuba after Independance
  2. Amparo Sánchez Cobos
  3. pp. 181-207
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  1. 7. Steeds, Cocks, and Guayaberas: The Social Impact of Agrarian Reorganization in the Republic
  2. Imilcy Balboa Navarro
  3. pp. 208-230
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  1. 8. District 25: Rotary Clubs and Regional Civic Power in Cuba, 1916-1940
  2. Maikel Fariñas Borrego
  3. pp. 231-250
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  1. 9. El naciente público oyente: Toward a Genealogy of the Audience in Early Republican Cuba
  2. Alejandra Bronfman
  3. pp. 251-268
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  1. 10. New Knowledge for New Times: The Sociedad del Folklore Cubano during the "Critical Decade" (1923-1930)
  2. Ricardo Quiza Moreno
  3. pp. 269-291
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  1. 11. Nation, State, and the Making of the Cuban Working Class, 1920-1940
  2. Robert Whitney
  3. pp. 292-322
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 323-348
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 349-352
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 353-365
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822376842
Related ISBN
9780822356301
MARC Record
OCLC
1103680116
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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