A History of the Cuban Revolution by Aviva Chomsky

By Aviva Chomsky

A historical past of the Cuban Revolution offers a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that maintains to spark debate 50 years later. 

• Balances a entire evaluate of the political and monetary occasions of the revolution with a glance on the revolution’s social impression
• offers a full of life, on-the-ground examine the lives of standard humans
• gains either U.S. and Cuban views to supply a whole and well-rounded examine the revolution and its repercussions
• Encourages scholars to appreciate heritage during the point of view of people dwelling it
• chosen as a 2011 notable educational name by means of selection

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In 1957, Bartholomae constructed a home known as the Diamond Hills estate on a 200-acre parcel near present-day Lemon Avenue and Fifth Street (now Golden Springs Drive). The home was nearly 5,000 square feet and consisted of five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and three garages on a one-acre lot. The family moved into the residence after the sale of the Diamond Bar Ranch and remained there until the mid-1960s. ) 57 In addition to serving as home to the Bartholomae family, the Diamond Hills estate also housed engineering offices for the Bartholomae Corporation.

To meet recreation and leisure needs, the plan outlined several parks and an 18-hole golf course. Among the educational sites proposed were two high schools, three middle schools, 22 elementary schools, and a private college. In 1959, when the Diamond Bar Development Company (a Transamerica Corporation subsidiary) took over administration of the property, development was already well underway. However, momentum picked up under this new entity, and commercial, recreational, and residential building activity accelerated considerably.

Local creeks fed the reservoir; today, the creek that flows through Sycamore Canyon Park leads to the water feature of the golf course. ) 51 This view looks across the Diamond Bar Ranch from Camp 2, where the horses were corralled. The camp was located near the current intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard and Pathfinder Road. ) This is Camp 2 of the Diamond Bar Ranch, where Bartholomae boarded mares with their foals. The horses were fed and put away for the evening in this sheltered enclosure.

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