fc46_lecture 13 (10-29-07)

fc46_lecture 13 (10-29-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 13 10-29-07 Cuba: The Communist Path – Part 1: The Causes of the Revolution Profile of Cuba - The Cuban countryside - Population is large, mixed, healthy, and educated o Pop (2003): 11,263,400 o Mixed 51% mixed (black-white) 37%white 11% black o life expectancy: 76 years highest in Latin America o education 100% literacy over 15 years - among the non-elite the most integrated in the world - one of the world’s great musical creators o afro-Cuban sacred forms o mambo o rumba o chachacha o danzon o son the main form - By conventional economic standards, Cuba is poor and getting poorer o “the special period” o Signs of poverty everywhere Terrible transportation Horrendous housing - Cuba is one of 2 remaining state-controlled economies in the world o Politically repressive o Disastrously inefficient o Contradictory o - Background to the revolution - Cuba is a failed revolution o Why was there a revolution in Cuba? The history of US-Cuban relations
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FOR-CULT 46 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Harvard.

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fc46_lecture 13 (10-29-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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