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Cuba: An American History

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ClassGraphic Many Americans regard Cuba in broad strokes: a former tourist mecca, a gangsters' paradise, a communist regime and satellite of Russia, and of course, a land of irresistible music. Yet behind these cliches is a complicated history that intertwines in numerous ways with the history of the United States. We will read and deeply discuss Cuba: An American History (Scribner 2021) by Ada Ferrer, a Cuban American historian at New York University, who chose her book title to alert the prospective reader to their deeply connected stories. Professor Ferrer won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction as much for her nuanced and comprehensive untangling of that history as for her elegant prose. With Ferrer as our guide, we will explore not only Cuba's captivating past, but also aspects of American history that few of us learned in school.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Donna Spicuzza2.Carmen Garcia Ruiz3.Joe 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2024 - 6/6/2024 Weekly - Thu 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Joe  ; Carmen Garcia Ruiz  ; Donna Spicuzza 
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