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The Cuban Revolution
  • Authored by: G.S. Prentzas
  • From the Series: Milestones in Modern World History
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604139218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-921-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 972
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 144

Summary

When the Cuban Revolution succeeded in overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, rebel commander Fidel Castro declared, "The Revolution begins now." Over the next five decades, Castro remade Cuba into a one-party socialist nation. The Cuban Revolution survived attempts to topple Castro's government, a crippling American embargo, a cold war-era nuclear confrontation, and many difficult economic downturns. Although it created successful social programs and produced a more equitable society, it failed to live up to the democratic ideals promised by denying basic civil liberties and jailing political opponents. Additionally, more than a million Cubans left their homeland, turning their backs on their country so long as Castro's regime was in charge. Read more about this dramatic period in Latin American history in The Cuban Revolution.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

G.S. Prentzas is the author of numerous books for young readers. He wrote The Marshall Plan in Chelsea House's Milestones in Modern World History series and The World Health Organization in Chelsea House's Global Organizations set. He lives near New York City.

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