A Past to Look Forward To: The Cuban Revolution as History Foretold

Presented by Professor Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill at the Center for Historical Research in the Department of History at The Ohio State University on November 30, 2018.
Social scientists look to economic and social structures to find the root causes of revolutions, but what about history itself as a rationale for radical change? In this talk, Professor Louis A. Pérez explores Fidel Castro’s use of history and national identity in mobilizing Cubans for revolution. This presentation was co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI grant.

The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world. Each year the Center brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. The annual program of the Center is organized around a central theme, which will be explored through a series of seminars. For more information about CHR, visit chr.osu.edu.