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Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution

Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters. Photo sections, maps, glossary, index.

Format: Paper

346 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2012

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-1-60488-036-6

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Women in Cuba: The Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution

From Santiago de Cuba and the Rebel Army, to the birth of the Federation of Cuban Women

By Asela de los Santos,  Vilma Espín,  Yolanda Ferrer, 

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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...

“What 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

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