The Cuban Revolution that began in 1959 ranks high among the most momentous and impactful historical process in the history of the Americas. As a subject of study, the Revolution elicits passion and controversy, and much of what is said, written, and taught about it is highly politicized. This webinar explores innovative ways of looking at—and teaching—the Cuban Revolution that go beyond the usual topics (Castro’s personality and ideology, the Bay of Pigs, and the Missile Crisis). These include questions such as: why Cuba and not Mexico or Argentina? How did a small island nation attain such global preeminence as an ideological, military, artistic, and intellectual player? And, how does Cuba’s history as a sugar-based economy explain its contemporary situation? This webinar will include hands-on examination of stimulating primary sources that can be put to good use in the classroom (and online teaching-learning environments); among these are editorial cartoons, political slogans and posters, propaganda film clips, and historical artifacts such as ration books and tourist brochures.
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