By Aviva Chomsky
A background of the Cuban Revolution provides a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that keeps to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a accomplished 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 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 in the course of the point of view of people dwelling itSelected as a 2011 amazing educational identify through selection
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White Cuban intellectuals like Fernando Ortíz and Ramiro Guerra y Sánchez were deeply influenced by these currents in black thought as they struggled to analyze Cuba’s colonial history and its ongoing economic and political dependence. S. imperialism in Cuba, of white supremacy in the United States, and of Cuba’s own history of racial inequality, were all intertwined. Numerous organizations grew out of the ferment of the 1920s. University students founded the FEU, or Federación Estudiantil Universitaria, in 1923.
The corrupt government of Gerardo Machado, who had stretched his term in office first by pressing Congress to extend it, and then by running unopposed for a second term, increasingly resorted to violent repression of peaceful protests. By the early 1930s, Cubans ranging from sugar workers to urban workers to students and intellectuals were moving to direct action and armed rebellion. The PCC and the labor movement affiliated with it played a major role in a series of political upheavals in 1933.
S. 49 Much ink has been spent in the United States trying to pinpoint when, exactly, the Cuban Revolution became a socialist revolution, or when Fidel Castro became a Communist. It’s important to remember that Communist and other Marxist political parties and organizations have been active in Latin America throughout the century. The Communist parties are generally those that historically have been allied with the Comintern, while other independent Marxist parties Cuba through 1959 41 and organizations have followed different leaders, methods, and goals.
A History of the Cuban Revolution (Viewpoints Puntos de Vista) by Aviva Chomsky