TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Homework for next week:

a. Tuesday, 26 September

Fulgencio Batista, from army sergeant to dictator
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/batista.htm

Cuban Revolution: Attack on the Moncada Army Barracks
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/moncada.htm

The Landing of the Granma - The Castros return to Cuba, 1956
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/granma.htm

Fidel Castro
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro

b Thursday, 28 September

Che Guevara
This year (2017) is the 50th anniversary of his death.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara

Herbert Matthews
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Matthews

Frank País and the underground movement in the cities
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/pais.htm

Cubans say goodbye to Fidel Castro's ashes in four-day funeral procession
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/fidel-castro-ashes-cuba-funeral-procession-havana

IV. Reminder to me: other videos to show]

Video: David Halberstam's series about The Fifties: "The Road to the Sixties"
Cuba at 36:57
http://youtu.be/5edfSTlpbqQ

Video: Cold War - Cuba [10 of 24] (44:00)
Cuban Missile Crisis
http://youtu.be/yOxeZt217uw

Video: Raúl Castro bio
https://youtu.be/EQROtOXx9rg

Video: Che Guevara Mini bio
https://youtu.be/f3UwlmQn0ks

V. In class today: video on the Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution
[Just scan the article for today. For next Tuesday, we will need to read it completely.]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro_in_the_Cuban_Revolution

Video: Cuban Revolution (1:44:00)
http://youtu.be/f0952Hj4fWw






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 20 September: Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution
[Just scan the article for today. For next Tuesday, we will need to read it completely.]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro_in_the_Cuban_Revolution

On Thursday, we will watch a video that will bring this material to life.

III. In class today: videos about Guatemala

Guatemala - CIA Overthrow Jacobo Arbenz (16:00)
http://youtu.be/nW2DPZW-_js

Arbenz & the CIA, Guatemala 1950's (7:24)
https://youtu.be/rb7XaF1rs1E

IV. Context:

Cold War timeline
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

Map of Guatemala
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/guatemala-political-map.htm

V. In class today: reaction to homework reading about Guatemala

1954 Coup overthrowing Arbentz
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_Guatemalan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

Jacobo Árbenz (1951-1954) Guatemala)
[read down to "Later Life"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_%C3%81rbenz

Carlos Castillo Armas (Guatemala)
[read down to "Presidency and Assassination"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castillo_Armas






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 19 September

1954 Coup overthrowing Arbentz
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_Guatemalan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

Jacobo Árbenz (1951-1954) Guatemala)
[read down to "Later Life"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_%C3%81rbenz

Carlos Castillo Armas (Guatemala)
[read down to "Presidency and Assassination"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castillo_Armas

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

IV. In class today: new material

Let's finish working through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/US+versus+Soviets






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 14 September

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 - 1921
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/eastern_front_01.shtml

IV. In class today: new material

Let's begin working through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/US+versus+Soviets






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 12 September

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 - 1921
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/eastern_front_01.shtml

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

Next week in class we will work through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

a. Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

The Roosevelt Corollary Explained in 3 Minutes: US History Review
http://youtu.be/D6k9nu8-7oU

b. Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

c. Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Dollar Diplomacy
http://youtu.be/d0Y78EBRqN4

d. Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

e. Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

Marines in the Banana Wars
http://youtu.be/H3vqTygzi5Y

Lectures in History: U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars
http://youtu.be/xbrnMfHzBro
https://www.c-span.org/video/?311490-1/us-marines-banana-wars

e. The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

f. Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Good Neighbor Policy
http://youtu.be/XfjgSqEMynk

FDR speech on Good Neighbor Policy
http://youtu.be/TwgJmF_BN2k

g. Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

h. World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

i. Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 7 September

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

a. Forgot to tell you: my reaction to my Soviet Embassy visit

b. US involvement in Latin America up to the Spanish-American War

c. Monroe Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monro

Video: Monroe Doctrine - History Channel (1:47)
http://youtu.be/2HUVkhMKYcY

Monroe Doctrine (Adele's "Hello" Parody)
https://youtu.be/9KYRepV9IQU

d.Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Note to me: For details on this war, go to
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Mexican-American War: Disputed Territory
http://youtu.be/xnfRG2B7ff8

e. Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/territorial-expansion

f. Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

g. US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Walk With Me #2: Yellow Journalism - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/xDG0AQaojZo

h. Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

Note to me: For details on this war, go to
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

Platt Amendment text
http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1901platt.asp

The Spanish-American War
http://youtu.be/IU5l4yQCpMM

Spanish-American War (One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/zjv-SS8FXNE

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 31 AUGUST 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II.Homework for next two sessions:

A. Homework for Tuesday, 5 September

US involvement in Latin America up to the Spanish-American War

Monroe Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monro

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/territorial-expansion

Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

[Reminder to me to use during Tuesday class session:]

Monroe Doctrine (Adele's "Hello" Parody)
https://youtu.be/9KYRepV9IQU

Manifest Destiny ("Fancy" Parody)
https://youtu.be/mqZM5kq-NBg

Walk With Me #2: Yellow Journalism - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/xDG0AQaojZo

Spanish-American War (One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/zjv-SS8FXNE

Forgot to tell you: my reaction to my Soviet Embassy visit

B. Homework for Thursday, 7 September

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance

III. In class today: discussion of homework reading

Can you really pull off a coup d'etat these days?
http://theconversation.com/can-you-really-pull-off-a-coup-detat-these-days-62600

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S
[Venezuela today: move toward dictatorship, left-wing it seems to me]
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/americas/trump-venezuela-maduro-latin-america.html

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/10/latin-america-left-40-year-timeline

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?utm_term=.045989e97cb6

IV. Maps

Map: Central America and the Caribbean
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map.htm
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm

Map: South America
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/south_america_map.htm

V. Countries/Capital cities

Recite the countries from Venezuela to Brazil, then Uruguay north

Venezuela (Caracas)
Brazil (Brasilia, São Paolo)
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Paraguay (Asunción)
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Chile (Santiago)
Peru (Lima)
Bolivia (La Paz, Sucre)
Ecuador (Quito)
Colombia (Bogotá)
Panama (Panama City)
Costa Rica (San José)
Nicaragua (Managua)
El Salvador (San Salvador)
Honduras (Tegucigalpa))
Guatemala (Guatemala City)
Mexico (Mexico City)

Cuba (Havana)
Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)

VI. Flags

Latin American flags
http://literacylounge.com/teacher/latin_america/countries/flags/index.htm

VII. Videos

How to spot a Communist
http://youtu.be/lTgt0tGS8YY

Video: I Led Three Lives: Campus Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busF38lIzSY&feature=youtu.be






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 29 August 2017

I'm Dave Lambert. I hope you had a terrific summer.

We are going to have fun together this semester--while learning much in the process.

Check out this video to give us all some cool thoughts:

Sleepy Labrador Puppy "Moki" Loves The A/C
https://youtu.be/7SZJ6PEH8Gs



TODAY'S SCHEDULE.

I will send the material on this page to you via email.

1. Prayer

I will pray for us every class and ask if you have a prayer request or a praise you feel comfortable offering publicly.

My church: Grace Church (Baptist) in Glendora (the Spanish-language ministry)

My wife's church: St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora

2. Thorn in the Flesh
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

Integrating my faith into our class is natural for me. So I want to start off the semester doing so.

3. Info card
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

4. Syllabus
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

Here are the highlights:

a. You need to bring your laptop to every class session.

b. No hard-copy text is required. We will use all online sources and websites.

c. Grade is based on a mid-term exam, final exam, term paper, and participation.

d. Attendance is required. Any absences over two will mean a deduction to the grade.

5. Learning Professor wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/home

Here is where I put all our back-up material

COLD WAR IN LATIN AMERICA

Today Cold War F17

HIST 484 F17 syllabus

Spanish empire

US Involvement

Cold War:

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

US versus Soviets
Counterinsurgency
Operation Condor
Post-conflict phase
Liberation theology
Immigration Reform

Cold War timeline

Cold War sources

6. Our Class Page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/page/edit/Today+Cold+War+F17

Always turn to this page for our daily schedule
[This outline is on that page.]

7. High Fives (why I like to do it as you leave class each day)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/High+Fives

8. Overview of where we will be heading this semester:

WEEK #1

Tuesday, 29 August
Introduction:
Syllabus
Video: In Our Backyard

Thursday, 31 August
Introduction
Maps
Flags
Countries/capital cities
Discussion of overview articles

WEEK #2

Monday, 4 September [Labor Day holiday]

Tuesday, 5 September
US involvement in Latin America through Spanish-American War

Thursday, 7 September
US involvement in Latin America through World War II

WEEK #3

Tuesday, 12 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
US perspective

Thursday, 14 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
USSR perspective

WEEK #4

Tuesday, 19 September
1954 Guatemala (CIA-sponsored US overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz

Thursday, 21 September
Cuban Revolution video

WEEK #5

Tuesday, 26 September
Cuba
Batista
Castro early maneuverings
Moncada Barracks
Mexico
Che Guevara
Granma voyage

Thursday, 28 September
Cuba
Sierra Maestra mountains
Herbert Matthews
Castro victory
Cuban link to USSR
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile crisis

WEEK #6

Tuesday, 3 October
1965 Dominican Republic civil war and US intervention

Thursday, 5 October
Chile (Salvador Allende, 1970 election machinations, Castro visit)

WEEK #7

Tuesday, 10 October
Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

Thursday, 12 October
Chile continued plus Operation Condor

WEEK #8

Tuesday, 17 October
MID-TERM EXAM

Thursday, 19 October
Paraguay (Stroessner); Argentina (Peronism)

WEEK #9

Tuesday, 24 October
Argentina (Dirty War, Falklands); Uruguay (Tupamaros, Dan Mitrione)

Thursday, 26 October
Panama (School of the Americas); Operation Charly
Guatemala (insurgency against the EGP/Mayas)
Video: When the Mountains Tremble
Spanish Embassy fire, Rigoberta Menchu

WEEK #10

Tuesday, 31 October
Guatemala (Operation Sofía, Rioss Montt, US evangelicals, strategic hamlets)
Video: Granito de Arena

Thursday, 2 November
El Salvador
Video: In the Name of the People (73 minutes)

WEEK #11

Tuesday, 7 November
El Salvador (death squads/Salvador option, counterinsurgency)

Thursday, 9 November
El Salvador (Archbishop Romero, 4 nuns, El Mozote)

WEEK #12

Tuesday, 14 November
Nicaragua (Somozas, 1972 earthquake, Sandinistas victory)

Thursday, 16 November
Nicaragua (Contras, Honduras, Boland Amendment)

WEEK #13

Tuesday, 21 November [No class]
Thursday, 23 November [No class: Thanksgiving holiday]
Friday, 24 November [Thanksgiving holiday]

WEEK #14

Tuesday, 28 November
Nicaragua (Iran-Contra affair)

Thursday, 30 November
Catch up (if needed)
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

WEEK #15

Tuesday, 5 December
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

Thursday, 7 December
Immigration to US because of these wars
Video: Harvests of Empire

9. Material for class today:

10. Video: CNN Cold War series
Backyard: Latin CIA Coups | The Cold War (1954 90) 18 of 24
Long version
https://youtu.be/ELDJENmIBTs
Shorter version (for today) (46:00)
https://youtu.be/6dtPZbNVajU

11. Articles to read for Thursday

Can you really pull off a coup d'etat these days?
http://theconversation.com/can-you-really-pull-off-a-coup-detat-these-days-62600

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S
[Venezuela today: move toward dictatorship, left-wing it seems to me]
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/americas/trump-venezuela-maduro-latin-america.html

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/10/latin-america-left-40-year-timeline

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?utm_term=.045989e97cb6