Book Discussion on The Cuban Revolution and the United States

Mr. Falcoff talked about his book The Cuban Revolution and the United States: A History in Documents, 1958-1960, published by U.S.… read more

Mr. Falcoff talked about his book The Cuban Revolution and the United States: A History in Documents, 1958-1960, published by U.S. Cuba Press. It argues that recently declassified U.S. documents dispel several widely held myths about U.S. policy towards Cuba between 1958 and 1960. Specifically, he challenges the following ideas: 1) that Washington’s support of Batista and maltreatment of Castro pushed Cuba into the Soviet camp; 2) that Washington assumed Castro was a communist from the very beginning of the revolution; and 3) that expropriation of U.S. property in Cuba led to the confrontation between the two countries. Professor LeoGrande, author of Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992, published by The University of North Carolina Press, provided a rebuttal. During the question and answer session that followed, both authors talked about contemporary U.S. - Cuba relations. close

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Book Discussion on The Cuban Revolution and the United States

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 14, 2002
Last Aired:
Feb 22, 2003

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  • Dec 14, 2002 | 1:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2003 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 2003 | 5:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2003 | 10:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
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