Table of contents for The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics / edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff.


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Introduction	1
PART I: INDIGENOUS SOCIETY AND CONQUEST	8
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS "DISCOVERS" CUBA	10
Christopher Columbus
THE DEVASTATION OF THE INDIES	15
Bartolomé de las Casas
SPANISH OFFICIALS AND INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE	21
Various Spanish officials
A WORLD DESTROYED	29
Juan Pérez de la Riva
 "TRANSCULTURATION" AND CUBA	40
Fernando Ortiz
SURVIVAL STORIES	44
José Barreiro
PART II: SUGAR, SLAVERY, AND COLONIALISM	58
A PHYSICIAN'S NOTES ON CUBA	61
John George F. Wurdemann
THE DEATH OF THE FOREST	68
Manuel Moreno Fraginals
SLAVE TESTIMONIES	75
"Autobiography of a Slave"	75
Juan Francisco Manzano
"Biography of a Runaway Slave"
Miguel Barnet	88
FLEEING SLAVERY	100
Miguel Barnet, Pedro Deschamps Chapeaux, Rafael García and Rafael Duharte
SANTIAGO DE CUBA'S FUGITIVE SLAVES	106
Rafael Duharte
RUMBA	114
Yvonne Daniel
THE TRADE IN CHINESE LABORERS	120
Richard Dana
LIFE ON A COFFEE PLANTATION	124
John G. F. Wurdemann
CUBA'S FIRST RAILROAD	133
David Turnbull
THE COLOR LINE	138
José Antonio Saco
ABOLITION!	144
Father Félix Varela
CECILIA VALDES	149
Cirilo Villaverde
SAB	160
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga
AN AFRO-CUBAN POET	173
Plácido
PART III: THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE	179
FREEDOM AND SLAVERY	181
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
MEMORIES OF A CUBAN GIRL	185
Renée Méndez Capote
JOSE MARTI'S "OUR AMERICA"	192
José Martí 
GUANTANAMERA	202
José Martí
THE EXPLOSION OF THE "MAINE"	205
New York Journal
U.S. CARTOONISTS PORTRAY CUBA	211
John J. Johnson
THE DEVASTATION OF COUNTERINSURGENCY	212
55th Congress, 2nd session
PART IV: NEOCOLONIALISM	218
THE PLATT AMENDMENT	223
President Theodore Roosevelt
IMPERIALISM AND SANITATION	226
Nancy Stepan
A CHILD OF THE PLATT AMENDMENT	234
Renée Méndez Capote
SPAIN IN CUBA	239
Manuel Moreno Fraginals
THE INDEPENDENT PARTY OF COLOR	248
"Programa político del Partido Independiente de Color" and "Acta de la constitución de la Agrupación Independiente de Color" 
A SURVIVOR'S VOICE	255
Isidoro Santos Carrera 
RACHEL'S SONG	261
Miguel Barnet
AN HONEST WOMAN	276
Miguel de Carrión
GENERALS AND DOCTORS	286
Carlos Loveira
A CRUCIAL DECADE	290
Loló de la Torriente
AFROCUBANISMO AND SON	295
Robin Moore
DRUMS IN MY EYES	308
Nicolás Guillén
ABAKUA	329
Rafael López Valdés
THE FIRST WAVE OF CUBAN FEMINISM	341
Ofelia Domínguez Navarro
LIFE AT THE MILL	353
Ursinio Rojas
MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY	363
Leví Marrero
THE CUBAN COUNTERPOINT	372
Fernando Ortiz
THE INVASION OF THE TOURISTS	380
Rosalie Schwartz
WAITING TABLES IN HAVANA	391
Cipriano Chinea Palero and Lynn Geldof
THE BROTHEL OF THE CARIBBEAN	397
Tomás Fernández Robaina
A PROSTITUTE REMEMBERS	402
Oscar Lewis, Ruth M. Lewis and Susan M. Rigdon
SUGAR CANE	409
Nicolás Guillén
WHERE IS CUBA HEADED?	411
Julio Antonio Mella
THE CHASE	419
Alejo Carpentier
THE FALL OF MACHADO	426
R. Hart Phillips
SUGAR MILLS AND SOVIETS	436
Salvador Rionda
THE UNITED STATES CONFRONTS THE 1933 REVOLUTION	440
Sumner Welles and Cordell Hull
THE POLITICAL GANGSTER	445
Samuel Farber
THE UNITED FRUIT COMPANY IN CUBA	450
Oscar Zanetti
SUGAR AND TEARS	460
Reynaldo González
CUBA'S LARGEST INHERITANCE	465
Bohemia
THE LAST CALL	468
Eduardo A. Chibás
FOR US, IT IS ALWAYS THE 26TH OF JULY	471
Carlos Puebla
FOUR COMANDANTES TALK IT OVER	474
Carlos Franqui
HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME	481
Fidel Castro
REMINISCENCES OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR	496
Che Guevara
THE U.S. RULES CUBA, 1952-1958	505
Morris Morley
THE CUBAN STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES		514
Herbert Matthews
PART V:  BUILDING A NEW SOCIETY	525
"AND THEN FIDEL ARRIVED"	529
Carlos Puebla
TORNADO	532
Silvio  Rodríguez
FIDEL CASTRO ANNOUNCES THE REVOLUTION	534
Fidel Castro
HOW THE POOR GOT MORE	539
Medea Benjamin, Joseph Collins and Michael Scott
FISH A LA GRANDE JARDINI_RE	552
Humberto Arenal
WOMEN IN THE SWAMPS	568						
 Margaret Randall
MAN AND SOCIALISM	580
Ernesto Che Guevara
IN THE FIST OF THE REVOLUTION	589
José Yglesias
THE AGRARIAN REVOLUTION	594
Medea Benjamin, Joseph Collins and Michael Scott
1961: THE YEAR OF EDUCATION	607
Richard R. Fagen
THE LITERACY CAMPAIGN	612
Oscar Lewis, Ruth M. Lewis and Susan M. Rigdon
THE "REHABILITATION" OF PROSTITUTES	621
Oscar Lewis, Ruth M. Lewis and Susan M. Rigdon
THE FAMILY CODE	628
Margaret Randall
HOMOSEXUALITY, CREATIVITY, DISSIDENCE	636
Reinaldo Arenas
THE ORIGINAL SIN	646
Pablo Milanés
WHERE THE ISLAND SLEEPS LIKE A WING	649
Nancy Morejón
SILENCE ON BLACK CUBA	658
Carlos Moore
BLACK MAN IN RED CUBA	663
John Clytus
POST-MODERN MAROON IN THE ULTIMATE PALENQUE	668
Christian Parenti
FROM UTOPIANISM TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION	679
Juan Antonio Blanco and Medea Benjamin
CARLOS PUEBLA SINGS ABOUT THE ECONOMY	696
Carlos Puebla
PART VI:  CULTURE AND REVOLUTION	703
CALIB_N	706
Roberto Fernández Retamar
FOR AN IMPERFECT CINEMA	718
Julio García Espinosa
DANCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE	733
Yvonne Daniel
REVOLUTIONARY SPORT	743
Paula Pettavino and Geralyn Pye
MEA CUBA	752
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
IN HARD TIMES	764
Heberto Padilla
CUBA'S PATRON SAINT	767
Olga Portuondo Zúñiga
SANTERIA AND PALO MONTE	779
Oscar Lewis, Ruth M. Lewis and Susan M. Rigdon
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE REVOLUTION	791
Ernesto Cardenal
HAVANA'S JEWISH COMMUNITY	797
Tom Miller
PART VII:  THE CUBAN REVOLUTION AND THE WORLD	807	
THE VENCEREMOS BRIGADE	810
Sandra Levinson
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION AND THE NEW LEFT	817
Van Gosse
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO REVOLUTION	823
Foreign Relations of the United States
FIDEL CASTRO CALLS ON CUBANS TO RESIST THE COUNTERREVOLUTION	832
Fidel Castro
OPERATION MONGOOSE		839
Edward Landsdale
 "OFFENSIVE MISSILES ON THAT IMPRISONED ISLAND" 	846
President John F. Kennedy
INCONSOLABLE MEMORIES: A CUBAN VIEW OF THE MISSILE CRISIS	851
Edmundo Desnoes
THE ASSASSINATION PLOTS	859
Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities
CUBAN REFUGEE CHILDREN	868
Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh
FROM WELCOMED EXILES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS	875
Felix Roberto Masud-Piloto
WRONG CHANNEL	883
Roberto Fernández
WE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM CUBA SO YOU COULD DRESS LIKE THIS?	886
Achy Obejas
CITY ON THE EDGE	910
Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick
CUBA IN AFRICA	922
Gabriel García Márquez
SINGING FOR NICARAGUA	938
Silvio Rodríguez
MEDICAL DIPLOMACY	942
Julie Feinsilver
PART VIII:  THE "PERIODO ESPECIAL" AND THE FUTURE OF THE
REVOLUTION	949
SILVIO RODRIGUEZ SINGS OF THE SPECIAL PERIOD	954
DISILLUSIONMENT	954
Silvio Rodríguez
THE FOOL	956
Silvio Rodríguez
THE FIFTIES CLUB	959
Silvio Rodríguez
FLOWERS	961
Silvio Rodríguez
FROM COMMUNIST SOLIDARITY TO COMMUNIST SOLITARY	963
Susan Eckstein
THE REVOLUTION TURNS FORTY	987
Saul Landau
COLONIZING THE CUBAN BODY	995
G. Derrick Hodge
POPE JOHN PAUL II SPEAKS IN CUBA	1007
Pope John Paul II
EMIGRATION IN THE SPECIAL PERIOD	1011
Steve Fainaru and Ray Sánchez
THE OLD MAN AND THE BOY	1023
John Lee Anderson
CIVIL SOCIETY	1033
Haroldo Dilla
FORTY YEARS LATER	1051
Senel Paz
A DISSIDENT SPEAKS OUT	1058
Elizardo Sánchez Santacruz
ONE MORE ASSASSINATION PLOT	1062
Juan Tamayo
AN ERRAND IN HAVANA	1070
Miguel Barnet
NO TURNING BACK FOR JOHNNY	1083
David Mitrani
SUGGESTED READINGS	1105
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Cuba History