DescriptionAfter six decades, the Cuban Revolution is still in place. How do we explain its longevity? Why has it had more lasting power than other socialist overturns? What are the events that have affected its survival and advancement?
This course will examine the history and current state of the Revolution, including its significance as a crucial turning point in U.S.-Cuban relations, and the powerful domestic and international repercussions that followed.
From the birth of the Revolution in 1953, its triumph in 1959, to major events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and beyond, we’ll investigate the documents, speeches, and texts that record the beliefs and actions of the Cuban people and their leaders. The instructor also will share his recent research and experience with Cuban women and men who are participants in a guerrilla army and underground movement against the government.
Throughout the course we’ll discuss Cuba’s political relationship with the United States, including the recent restoration of diplomatic relations.
August Nimtz, professor of political science and African American and African studies, University of Minnesota, is co-coordinator of the Minnesota Cuba Committee. Author of several books, he is co-editor of Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality (Esteban Morales Domínguez, Monthly Review, 2012). Nimtz is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and the Gordon L. Starr Faculty and Staff Recognition Award.
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