Sunday, November 7, 2010

updated sources

Annotated Bibliography on Cuba from 1959 to Present
A Nation among Nations: America’s Place in World History
By: Thomas Bender
            In 1989 the American government intervened in Cuba’s revolution against Spain. This reading portion helps me get a little background information on the connection between the Cuban and American governments. American government didn’t want the Cuban government to have its independence, they were making The Cuban government prove them self first. Then the American government had the Cuban government add an amendment in their constitution that America had land in Cuban, known as Guantanamo bay.  That seems to be the start of conflicts and connections between the two nations.
From: New York Times
            The New York Times describes Fidel Castro and why he wanted this revolution in 1959. The Times show him as someone who can relate to the Cuban people and help them. He had encouraging words and was able to motivate them to follow him and over throw the Batista government. Also the Times show Fidel Castro explaining to an interviewer that he wants a democracy in Cuba he has a political mind the Times say.  Castro makes it know that he doesn’t have any anger towards the American government and the American people.  This article helps me to understand the United States reaction to Castro’s revolution in Cuba. The Times analyze Castro’s steps leading to the revolution, the trust the Cubans had for him, and his way of trying to get the trust of the U.S.
Exiles May Take Old Tack With Castro
From: Jeanne Dequine
            This articles introduced me to the Cuban exile community. It helped me to understand what the community was and what they wanted. In 1961 Jose Basulto and other members of this community wanted to over throw Castro’s government in Cuba. Others and Basulto didn’t like Castro. This helped me to understand the Cubans in America point of view of Castro and how they felt about the revolution in 1959.  Many Cubans left Cuba in 1959 and started the Cuban exile community in Miami since then. These Castro activists are planning a non violent approach to over throw Castro. But they realize that change has to happen within the Cuban nation.

1 comment:

  1. Good job - good sources and good annotations. Thinking about the exile community is a great way to be specific in your power analysis - this is one specific group, as opposed to "Cubans" or "Americans" Also, you make a great point about the Times article - that it tells us as much about initial *reaction* to the revolution as to the revolution - this will be important to think about when you use it in your essay.

    KEep in mind that your final research essay will draw on at least six sources.