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By Aviva Chomsky

A heritage of the Cuban Revolution offers a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that maintains to spark debate 50 years later.  Balances a finished evaluation of the political and fiscal 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 standpoint of people residing itSelected as a 2011 extraordinary educational identify via selection

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S. property in Cuba, and the right to develop coaling and naval stations on the island. Under the last provision, the United States established its base at Guantánamo Bay, which it retains to this day over Cuban protests. S. political, military, and economic influence dominated the island over the period leading up to 1959 and oversaw the economic distortion, political corruption, and repression that characterized that 60-year period. Except for Puerto Rico, no other Latin American country enjoyed – or endured – such a lengthy and intense relationship with the United States.

Domingue (which restored its Taíno name, Haiti, after the slave rebellion that freed it from France) retreated entirely from global markets, and soon Spain’s mainland colonies followed the United States and Haiti in fighting for and eventually achieving independence. In the nineteenth century Spain turned its full attention to its much-reduced Caribbean empire, with Cuba as its centerpiece. Over a million slaves were brought to the island in less than a century. African slaves continued to pour into Cuba until 1866, and slavery itself was not abolished until 1886.

Some blacks adopted the ideas of another important independence fighter, Juan Gualberto Gómez, who argued after independence that through education and self-improvement blacks could individually overcome racial inequality. Others believed that blacks had to organize for social change, and formed the Independent Party of Color (PIC) to promote black interests. 13 Still, as Cuban American historian Alejandro de la Fuente has argued, despite deep racial prejudices and inequities imbedded in 26 A History of the Cuban Revolution Cuban society by slavery, the independence ideology emphasizing racial unity led, among other things, to the establishment of universal (male) suffrage after independence.

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