The Bay of Pigs: revisiting two museums

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dc.contributor.author Wyndham, MM
dc.contributor.author Read, P
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:37:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Public History Review, 2007, 14 (1), pp. 80 - 96
dc.identifier.issn 1037-9851
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1553
dc.description.abstract The Museum of Playa Giron (the Bay of Pigs) in the region of Cienega De Zapata, Cuba, celebrates the repulse of Brigade 2506 as the first reverse of US imperialism on the American continents. The equivalent Brigade 2506 Museum in Miami, dedicated to and maintained by the members of Brigade 2506, celebrates defeat at the Bay of Pigs as moral victory for the Cuban exiles. The forces were indeed implacable foes. Yet between the museums can be detected some curious similarities. Both present the common theme of the confrontation between forces of good and evil. Both celebrate the philosophy that dying for one s country is the greatest good a citizen may achieve. Both museums fly the common Cuban flag. Both museums identify a common enemy: the United States of America. This article, by comparing the displays in the two museums, analyses some cultural elements of what, despite decades of separation, in some ways remains a common Cuban culture.
dc.publisher Halstead Press
dc.title The Bay of Pigs: revisiting two museums
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Public History Review
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 80 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 96 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 040005
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:54+10:00]
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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