Syllabus Overview

  • the historical context, including:
  • political, economic and social conditions in Cuba under President Batista
  • causes of the revolution in Cuba
  • the nature of the Cuban Revolution, including:
  • the course of the revolution
  • the creation of the communist state
  • ideology of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and their influence across Latin America
  • nature of guerrilla warfare and the activities of revolutionaries
  • aftermath of the revolution
  • international reactions and foreign policy, including relations with the USA
  • a relevant historical debate or issue, for example: the legacy of the Cuban Revolution

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Top Websites

Background notes on Cuba

http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/bgnotes/wha/cuba9010.html

BBC

Fidel Castro: Cubas revolutionary leader

http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zttpfg8

BBC Timeline; a Cuba Timeline

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1203355.stm

BBC World Radio Service

Cuba since the revolution and other related stories

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/indepth/cuba.shtml

World History Archive

The History of the Republic of Cuba

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43b/index.html

Casahistoria a website of topic links for modern history students

http://www.casahistoria.net/cuba.htm

Trove

National Library of Australia search results for the Cuban Revolution

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q=Cuban+revolution

Fidel Castro on The History Channel

http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/fidel-castro

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