By Aviva Chomsky
A historical past of the Cuban Revolution provides a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that maintains to spark debate 50 years later.
• Balances a complete review of the political and fiscal occasions of the revolution with a glance on the revolution’s social influence
• presents a full of life, on-the-ground examine the lives of standard humans
• positive aspects either U.S. and Cuban views to supply a whole and well-rounded examine the revolution and its repercussions
• Encourages scholars to appreciate heritage in the course of the point of view of people residing it
• chosen as a 2011 impressive educational name by way of selection
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A History of the Cuban Revolution by Aviva Chomsky