Cuba War and Peace: Lecture II 1952 to 2015

Students consider the causes and consequences of the Cuban Revolution, including the Batista regime, independence movements of Latin America and Cold War geopolitics. Particular attention is paid to the Eisenhower, Castro, Khrushchev and Kennedy administrations, including the Bay of Pigs incident, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Trading with the Enemy Act that has criminalized travel to Cuba since 1960. Consideration is given to the political dynamics affecting Cuban people on both sides of the Florida straits.

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