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Closely examining the upheavals of the period, which included a social revolution in 1933 and a military coup led by Fulgencio Batista one year later, Whitney argues that the eventual rise of a more democratic form of government came about primarily because of the mass mobilization by the popular classes against oligarchic capitalism, which was based on historically elite status rather than on a modern sense of nation. Although from the 1920s to the 1940s politicians and political activists were bitterly divided over what "popular" and "modern" state power meant, this new generation of politicians shared the idea that a modern state should produce a new and democratic Cuba.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cuba Politics and government 1909-1933, Cuba Politics and government 1933-1959, Government, Resistance to Cuba History 20th century, Oligarchy Cuba History 20th century, Political participation Cuba History 20th century, Democracy Cuba History 20th century