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Pérez, Louis A. 1943-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 391 publications in 2 languages and 22,967 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F1776, 972.91
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Most widely held works about Louis A Pérez
 
Most widely held works by Louis A Pérez
Cuba : between reform and revolution by Louis A Pérez( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Spanning the history of the island from pre-Columbian times to the present, this new study examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international relations and continuing struggle for self-determination. The dualism that emerged in Cuban ideology--between liberal constructs of patria on the one hand and radical formulations of nationality on the other--is fully investigated as a source not only of national tension but of competing notions of liberty, equality, and justice which would eventually determine the form and function of Cuban mobilization. P'erez integrates local and provincial developments with issues of class, race, and gender to give a full, and fascinating, account of the Cuban history of struggle for nationality
Cuba and the United States : ties of singular intimacy by Louis A Pérez( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Times Literary Supplement calls Louis A. Pérez Jr. "the foremost historian of Cuba writing in English." In this new edition of his acclaimed 1990 volume, he brings his expertise to bear on the history and direction of relations between Cuba and the United States. Of all the peoples in Latin America, the author argues, none have been more familiar to the United States than Cubans--who in turn have come to know their northern neighbors equally well. Focusing on what President McKinley called "the ties of singular intimacy" linking the destinies of the two societies, Pérez examines the points at which they have made contact--politically, culturally, economically--and explores the dilemmas that proximity to the United States has posed to Cubans in their quest for national identity. This edition has been updated to cover such developments of recent years as the renewed debate over American trade sanctions against Cuba, the Elián González controversy, and increased cultural exchanges between the two countries. Also included are a new preface and an updated bibliographical essay
On becoming Cuban : identity, nationality, and culture by Louis A Pérez( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of Cuba and the United States and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s, when Cuba was still a Spanish colony, until the revolution of 1959"--Jacket
The war of 1898 : the United States and Cuba in history and historiography by Louis A Pérez( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the War of 1898, Louis Perez presents both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war that is informed by Cuban sources
Cuba between empires, 1878-1902 by Louis A Pérez( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba under the Platt Amendment, 1902-1934 by Louis A Pérez( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Intervention, revolution, and politics in Cuba, 1913-1921 by Louis A Pérez( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perez views the various economic, political and diplomatic methods used by the United States government to exert hegemony over Cuba from 1913-1921. He also examines the political turmoil and collapse of the traditional Cuban party structure, as candidates were forced to forge alliances with the U.S
Army politics in Cuba, 1898-1958 by Louis A Pérez( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Slaves, sugar & colonial society : travel accounts of Cuba, 1801-1899( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos by Louis A Pérez( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than two hundred often turbulent years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images - Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. One of the foremost historians of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful motives behind such characterizations of the island." "Perez analyzes the dominant images and their political effectiveness as they have persisted and changed since the early nineteenth century. Drawing on texts and visual images produced by Americans ranging from government officials, policy makers, and journalists to travelers, tourists, poets, and lyricists, Perez argues that metaphor was central to the U.S. imperial project as a way of transforming the pursuit of national self-interest into the lofty, disinterested purpose of moral duty. With particular focus on the pivotal eras of the war of 1898 and the 1959 Cuban revolution, Perez demonstrates that these descriptions served the foreign policy interests of the United States. As charged and coded modes of persuasion and mediation, these images sanctioned and sustained the moral logic of U.S. power over Cuba. Perez further argues that the metaphors in service to America's imperial impulses over Cuba were subsequently projected over the world at large."--Jacket
Cuba : between reform and revolution by Louis A Pérez( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lords of the mountain : social banditry and peasant protest in Cuba, 1878-1918 by Louis A Pérez( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To die in Cuba : suicide and society by Louis A Pérez( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under certain circumstances, it served to consecrate the proposition of nation; at other times, it confirmed despair and hopelessness. It could be a function of heroism or a result of humiliation. In perhaps the most noteworthy and most celebrated form of voluntary death in Cuba, suicide was construed as a political act, a sacrifice of one's life on behalf of some ideal associated with the exaltation of the nation. By the twentieth century, suicide had become a common subject in literature, music, and the popular media, where it was often treated as a source of humor." "Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life - if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths."--Jacket
Cuba : an annotated bibliography by Louis A Pérez( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winds of change : hurricanes & the transformation of nineteenth-century Cuba by Louis A Pérez( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurricanes are a key factor in the development of modern Cuba. This book shows how these great storms - and three in particular (1842, 1844, 1846) - played a decisive role in shaping the economy, the culture, and the island's history. Eyewitness accounts and agricultural/economic data are used
The structure of Cuban history : meanings and purpose of the past by Louis A Pérez( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Pérez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily compromised by the U.S. military intervention that immediately followed. To many Cubans it seemed almost as if the new nation had been overtaken by another country's history. Memory of thwarted independence and aggrievement--of the promise of sovereignty ever receding into the future--contributed to the development in the early republic of a political culture shaped by aspirations to fulfill the nineteenth-century promise of liberation, and it was central to the claim of the revolution of 1959 as the triumph of history. In this capstone book, Pérez discerns in the Cuban past the promise that decisively shaped the character of Cuban nationality."--Publisher's description
Essays on Cuban history : historiography and research by Louis A Pérez( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cuban revolutionary war, 1953-1958 : a bibliography by Louis A Pérez( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions of Cuba in the nineteenth century : the travel diary of Joseph J. Dimock by Joseph Judson Dimock( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph J. Dimock's perceptions of Cuba in his travel diary offer a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic, and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life, and natural resources. The diary gives elaborate accounts of the sugar industry as well as extensive commentary on the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans. Transportation, housing, and culture are also explored. Dimock's curiosity led him around the island, into prisons, salons, and other unusual places
Cuba in a global context : international relations, internationalism, and transnationalism by Catherine Krull( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationships between post-revolutionary Cuba and other nations across the globe, providing case studies within the themes of international relations, internationalism, and transnationalism
 
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On becoming Cuban : identity, nationality, and culture
Alternative Names
Pérez, L. A. 1943-

Pérez, L. A. (Louis A.), 1943-

Pérez, Louis A.

Pérez, Louis A. Jr

Pérez, Louis A. Jr. 1943-

Perez, Louis A. Jr Jr

Pérez, Louis A. junior 1943-

Languages
English (257)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Cuba and the United States : ties of singular intimacyOn becoming Cuban : identity, nationality, and cultureThe war of 1898 : the United States and Cuba in history and historiographyCuba between empires, 1878-1902Cuba under the Platt Amendment, 1902-1934Intervention, revolution, and politics in Cuba, 1913-1921Army politics in Cuba, 1898-1958Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos