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WITNESSING THE REVOLUTION: NORTH AMERICANS IN CUBA IN THE 1960s

David L. Strug
International Journal of Cuban Studies
Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 68-87
Published by: Pluto Journals
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41926672
Page Count: 20
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WITNESSING THE REVOLUTION: NORTH AMERICANS IN CUBA IN THE 1960s
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Abstract

Cuba sought international help in the 1960s from individuals, organisations, and countries that were sympathetic to the revolution in response to acts of aggression by the US government. We discuss the experiences of one such group of individuals, North Americans from Canada and the United States, who travelled to Cuba in the 1960s to live and work there. We show that the revolution benefited from their support in practical and symbolic ways. It politically socialised North Americans and imbued them with a revolutionary enthusiasm. This enthusiasm was tempered over time by recognition of the revolution's limitations. The story of these North Americans offers an insider perspective on the revolution in its early humanist phase and furthers an understanding of the New Left's views on Cuba in the 1960s. Data come from 28 qualitative interviews with North Americans who lived and worked in Cuba in the 1960s.

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