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Winds of Change: Hurricanes & the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba

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The first book to establish hurricanes as a key factor in the development of modern Cuba, Winds of Change shows how these great storms played a decisive role in shaping the economy, the culture, and the nation during a critical century in the island's history.

Always vulnerable to hurricanes, Cuba was ravaged in 1842, 1844, and 1846 by three catastrophic storms, with staggering losses of life and property. Louis P©rez combines eyewitness and literary accounts with agricultural data and economic records to show how important facets of the colonial political economy--among them, land tenure forms, labor organization, and production systems--and many of the social relationships at the core of Cuban society were transformed as a result of these and lesser hurricanes. He also examines the impact of repeated natural disasters on the development of Cuban identity and community. Bound together in the face of forces beyond their control, Cubans forged bonds of unity in their ongoing efforts to persevere and recover in the aftermath of destruction.

About the Author

Louis A. Perez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture, winner of the 2000 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography.

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ISBN:
9780807849286
Author:
Perez, Louis A., Jr.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
P?rez, Louis A. Jr.
Author:
Louis A. Jr. P?rez
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Cuba Economic conditions 19th century.
Subject:
Hurricanes - Economic aspects - Cuba -
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Series Volume:
103-200
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.23x6.13x.51 in. .70 lbs.

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