By Aviva Chomsky
A heritage of the Cuban Revolution offers a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that keeps to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a entire evaluation of the political and monetary occasions of the revolution with a glance on the revolution’s social impactProvides a full of life, on-the-ground examine the lives of standard peopleFeatures either U.S. and Cuban views to supply an entire and well-rounded examine the revolution and its repercussionsEncourages scholars to appreciate heritage during the point of view of people residing itSelected as a 2011 extraordinary educational identify by means of selection
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Economy meant that almost everything Cubans bought was imported from the United States, and the cost of living was as high or higher than in the United States. S. 34 In many ways, the country was ripe for revolution. Revolution: A War, or a Process? A song by Carlos Puebla, a troubadour who chronicled the events of the early revolutionary years, captures some of the heady optimism of the revolutionary victory and its rejection of the past: They thought they could go on forever here, earning their 100% profits With their apartment houses, and leaving the people to suffer.
Investors on the island. -owned) utility companies, and an agrarian reform. S. ”29 Meanwhile the labor uprising had taken on a life of its own. Sugar workers – many of them affiliated with the PCC – seized the plantations they worked on and established self-governing soviets. The United States quickly concluded that the new government was far too radical for its purposes. Increasingly alarmed, Welles turned to the Cuban army. 32 A History of the Cuban Revolution The 1933 revolt against Céspedes had been set off by a group of low-level officers led by Sergeant Fulgencio Batista.
Living rooms. “He has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore the Constitution, to hold elections,” Matthews reported. ”48 Until March of 1958, the United States stood behind its ally Batista, supplying his government with arms and ammunition. Just as the rebels were unifying and gaining strength, the government lost its most important pillar of support when the United States cut off military aid. What Batista hoped would be a final offensive against the rebels in the summer of 1958 failed, and the rebel counteroffensive that begin in August proved inexorable.
A History of the Cuban Revolution (Viewpoints Puntos de Vista) by Aviva Chomsky