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Title Cuba : Castro, revolution, and the end of the embargo.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calfornia : Lightning Guides, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  972.91 CUB    AVAILABLE
Description 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Lightning guides ; no. 001
Lightning guides ; no. 001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (page 107) and index.
Contents Introduction -- First, a few facts -- FAQ -- Starting with Spain: of Columbus, cannibals, and colonization -- How sweet it isn't : the cultivation of sugarcane has shaped more than just Cuba's economy -- A fleeting independence : between Spain and the influence of the United States -- Batista : puppet of the mob or solidifier of Cuban nationalism? -- Che Guevara : the most recognizable man in history has a less-discernible legacy -- Cuba under Castro(s) : how the country has evolved under Fidel's and Raśl's control -- Fidel's far reach : Cuba's involvement in African conflicts -- From the cradle to the grave : how free is free healthcare? -- An economy of embagoes : with major trade outlets cut off, how has Cuba developed? -- The Cuban diaspora : exploring Cuban influence abroad -- The last "Ism" : Cuba's seen communism and colonialism, what about tourism? -- ”Artistas Adelante! : musicians, dancers, painters, and filmmakers who have defined Cuba's artistic identity -- Obama and the future of Cuba : what can normalization mean? -- A parting thought -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "As America prepares to drop its decades-old embargo with Cuba, the island nation finds itself at a crossroads between its colonial and communist past and an uncertain future. Beautiful and impoverished; magnificent and crumbling; an inspiration to artists and musicians, poets and writers; Cuba remains vibrant and incomparable , borne on the spirit of her indomitable people"--Back cover.
Subject Cuba -- History.
Cuba -- Foreign relations -- History.
Added Title Castro, revolution, and the end of the embargo
ISBN 9781942411314 (paperback)
1942411316 (paperback)

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