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U.S. Sanctions on Cuba
     

U.S. Sanctions on Cuba

by Martin Gitlin
 

Essential Viewpoints examines critical debates occurring today, including the legislation that has shaped the issue as well as the numerous sides of each argument.

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum. Readers can meet these research needs with the Essential Library, a well-researched,

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Essential Viewpoints examines critical debates occurring today, including the legislation that has shaped the issue as well as the numerous sides of each argument.

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum. Readers can meet these research needs with the Essential Library, a well-researched, well-written, and beautifully designed imprint.

The Essential Library offers tremendous study tools:

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In 1959 Fidel Castro ascended to power in Cuba. After a five year revolutionary struggle, Castro and his supporters overthrew the government and established Cuba as a communist state. Almost immediately, Castro's regime was viewed by the American government as a threat in the region. In short order a US sponsored invasion of Cuba was defeated at the Bay of Pigs. Then the introduction of Soviet nuclear missiles to Cuba triggered a global crisis that nearly triggered thermonuclear war. Over the years a ban on trade with Cuba and travel to the island nation has been imposed by the American government. The history and efficacy of this embargo is the subject of this illustrated work. Here author Gitlin does an excellent job of relating the history, effects, and legality of the American sanctioning process. In telling this story the author points out the strong and weak points of conflicting arguments. For example, the United States government has historically viewed Cuba as an oppressive state that foments revolution in other nations. Conversely, many European nations have refused to honor the American sanctions pointing out that Cuba is no more or less oppressive than many regimes around the world that do not face American sanctions. It is through this balanced approach that Gitlin provides his readers with a first rate analysis of a longstanding and controversial political issue. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616135256
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Essential Viewpoints Series: Set 5
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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