By Aviva Chomsky
A background 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 finished assessment of the political and financial occasions of the revolution with a glance on the revolution’s social impactProvides a full of life, on-the-ground examine the lives of normal peopleFeatures either U.S. and Cuban views to supply an entire and well-rounded examine the revolution and its repercussionsEncourages scholars to appreciate background throughout the point of view of people residing itSelected as a 2011 striking educational name through selection
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Analyzing the Situation: Economic Backwardness The idea that the Revolution must bring about political independence and social justice was deeply rooted in Cuba’s own revolutionary history.
1 The July 26th Movement began its experiment at governance on January 1st, 1959, with an enormous popular support and legitimacy. Its diverse supporters, though, had very different ideas about what kind of new system should replace the old. Some wanted merely an end to Batista’s corrupt rule and a restoration of constitutional order, with little fundamental social change. Others saw a more revolutionary opportunity in the collapse of the old order and the overwhelming popular mandate behind the new government.
In Cuba, “the Revolution” refers to a 50-year process of consciously creating a new society with many different phases, twists and turns. 2 Experiments with Socialism T his chapter begins with the economy, and looks at how Cuba has experimented with bold economic change, beginning with agrarian reform and leading to virtually complete nationalization of the economy. It highlights everyday issues of production and consumption in areas like food, housing, education, and health care, in the context of domestic and global politics.
A History of the Cuban Revolution (Viewpoints Puntos de Vista) by Aviva Chomsky