Read Latin America’s Cold War by Hal Brands

Latin America’s Cold War by Hal Brands is the first historical text to take an international perspective on the postwar decades in the Latin American region. Hal Brands sets out to explain what exactly happened in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so traumatic. Ultimately, Brands exposes Latin America’s Cold War as not a single conflict, but rather a series of overlapping political, social, geostrategic, and ideological struggles whose repercussions can be felt to this day.

Read Hal Brands’ Latin America’s Cold War  and check out the award-winning documentary Black and Cuba. Present day Cuba discussed in the documentary can not be fully understood without the context and history that Brands’ historical text provides.

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Read The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History by Don Munton and David A. Welch

The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History by Don Munton and David A. Welch dispenses a brief and accessible historical narrative pertaining to The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The authors draw on newly available documents to provide a comprehensive treatment of its causes, events, consequences, and significance. The different viewpoints from the Soviet Union, Cuba, and the United States are examined in this book as well.

Read The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Concise History and watch the award winning documentary Black and Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war during the Cold War and deepened the divide in public relations between the United States and Cuba. The history and documentary go hand in hand to understand the Missile Crisis and its’ effect on today.

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Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler

TEACHERS: Will you be educating your students on The Civil Rights Movement or on racism this fall? Do you need fresh discussion topics, readings, assignments, etc.? Look no further than Black and Cuba’s complete syllabus guide!

Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler and then watch the award winning documentary Black and Cuba. The Butler “tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.” Watching both of these films will create a deeper appreciation  of the progress made on civil rights as well as a greater understanding on the parallels of racism in the United States and Cuba.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Black and Cuba go hand in hand as vital sources for your course. Find even more lesson plans in our complete syllabus guide today!

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