368 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 22 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3546-0
Published: February 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3547-7
Published: January 2018
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5920-6
Published: February 2020
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Drawing from extensive archival and oral history research and declassified FBI and CIA documents, this is the first multidecade examination of the encounter between the Cuban Revolution and the U.S. Left after 1959. By analyzing Cuba’s multifaceted impact on American radicalism, Latner contributes to a growing body of scholarship that has globalized the study of U.S. social justice movements.
About the Author
Teishan A. Latner is assistant professor of history at Thomas Jefferson University.
For more information about Teishan A. Latner, visit the Author Page.
“Teishan Latner's fascinating Cuban Revolution in America, with its focus on histories of travel, hijacking, and exile across Cold War barriers, is an important intellectual weapon against both the [travel] ban and the blockade.”--Labour/Le Travail
“An impressive, compelling work of research and analysis . . . an unusually deep and nuanced study.”--H-Net Reviews
“An outstanding piece of scholarship that merits a book prize.”--Journal of American History
“Scholars of the left should consider this required reading. It is these multiple lefts, white, Latinx, and African American, that Latner explores over twenty-five plus years, arguing that Cuba was the biggest global inspiration for a new generation of activists who shunned the Old Left for the new.”--American Communist History
“A critical contribution to scholarship on the global Cold War and the postwar internationalist left. . . Latner’s text offers crucial insights about the world in which we live as well as illuminating lessons from past attempts to change it.”--Public Books
“[A] groundbreaking book on a quarter century of interaction between the Cuban Revolution and US radicals.”--The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture