[Marxism] New book on Cuba from Monthly Review Press

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 9 20:44:03 MST 2016

On 2/9/16 10:01 PM, Michael Yates via Marxism wrote:
> We are pleased and proud to publish Steve Cushion's "A Hidden History
> of the Cuban RevolutionHow the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’
> Victory." This is a masterful account, based on original archival
> research and oral history done in Cuba, of the virtually unknown role
> of the Cuban working class in securing the victory of the rebels led
> by Fidel Castro that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.
> The author, before he earned a PhD and became a university lecturer,
> was for 20 years a London bus driver. He has been an active socialist
> and trade unionist his entire adult life. An organic intellectual, in
> the best sense of those words.
> http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=335ff50795&e=7c9269ff30

Looking forward to this one, having read Julia Sweig's "Inside the Cuban 
Revolution" that demonstrates the mass, urban base of the struggle. As 
opposed to the dismissal of the revolution as a rural putsch led by 
petty bourgeois guerrillas, Sweig's book puts the student and working 
class movement on an equal plane with the rural armed struggle. It looks 
like this new book will push this analysis even further.

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