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The social revolution that in 1959 brought down the bloody Batista dictatorship began in the streets of cities like Santiago de Cuba and the Rebel Army’s liberated mountain zones of eastern Cuba. The unprecedented integration of women in the ranks and leadership of this struggle was a true measure of the revolutionary course it has followed to this day. Here, in firsthand accounts by women who helped make it, is the story of that revolution—and “the revolution within.”
“A fascinating look into women’s rights in Cuba, “Women in Cuba” is a strongly recommended pick for any women’s studies collections.”—Midwest Book Review
“…[W]hat was achieved by and for women during and after the Cuban Revolution was nothing less than remarkable. … American readers of Women in Cuba are escorted to the “prohibited” land of Cuba without State Department permission or scrutiny. And thus they are given the freedom to arrive at conclusions of their own regarding the island nation and its women.”—ForeWord Reviews
, Summer 2012
“This well researched book would be of interest to anyone studying Cuban history, Latin American history, the history of the women’s liberation movement on a global scale and anyone who enjoys reading about history. Recommended for all libraries and bookstores.”—REFORMA
, April 2012
This book is part of a series, The Cuban Revolution in World Politics
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Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters. Photo sections, maps, glossary, index.