• Dana Lindaman and Kyle Ward, History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History (New York: The New Press, 2004).

Textbook Twisters: Cuban Missile Crisis


The world was watching during the Cuban Missile Crisis—and it wrote down what it saw. Different countries interpreted the Cuban Missile Crisis in different ways, when they constructed historical narratives following the Crisis. Read the following textbooks selections, and choose the country of origin for each.