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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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HIST 362 - The Cuban Revolutions

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
Questions of sovereignty and issues of inequality have roiled the surface of the Cuban Republic since its founding in 1902; during the past century there were two major upheavals, the revolutions of 1933 and 1959. This course examines the context out of which those revolutions emerged and the manner in which post-revolutionary governments addressed (or failed to address) the concerns that prompted Cubans to choose the “revolutionary option.” We pay particular attention to the relationship between Cuba and the United States, the legacies of slavery and racism, and the shaping of Cuban society after 1959. Leslie Offutt.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 264 .



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