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The History of Cuba (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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Publisher Comments:

Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence and the U.S. occupation in the 20th century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called Special Period, when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the Soviet Union. Also included are a timeline, biographies of key players, and a bibliographic essay. With special emphasis on the 20th century, the Castro era, and Cuban-U.S. relations, this is the most recent, accessible, and current history of Cuba available, making it the perfect starting point for anyone seeking a concise and readable history of Cuba.

Cuba is much more than cigars, classic automobiles, and Castro. This remarkable nation has had a long history of relations with larger political powers that were drawn to the island because of its valuable resources and strategic location. Ties between Cuba and the United States have been strong since the mid-19th century, and the theme of U.S. dominance over the island and its people is a primary historical perspective.

Book News Annotation:

As part of The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series, this text is designed to give students and interested laypeople an up-to-date, concise, and analytical history of Cuba. In addition to the historical narrative, coverage includes an introductory overview of Cuba's geography, political institutions, economic structure, cultural attributes, and biographical sketches of the nation's most important figures. Staten teaches political science at Indiana U. Southeast. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is the most recent, accessible, and current history of Cuba available, making it the perfect starting point for anyone seeking a concise and readable history of Cuba.

About the Author

CLIFFORD L. STATEN is Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Indiana University Southeast.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Frank Thackeray and John E. Findling

Acknowledgements

Timeline of Historical Events

Cuba and Its People

Early Cuba: Colonialism, Sugar and Nationalism

The Wars for Independence and US Occupation

US Dominance, the Failure of Reform and the Rise of Batista

The Fall of Batista

Revolution and Cold War

Economic Change, Institutionalization and Cold War

Post Cold War Cuba and the Future

Notable People in the History of Cuba

Bibliographic Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313316906
Editor:
Thackeray, Frank W.
Editor:
Findling, John E.
Author:
Staten, Clifford L.
Author:
Staten, Clifford
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Children's Baby - General History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Cuba - History - 20th century
Subject:
Cuba History 1810-1899.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations,
Series Volume:
1458
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.52x6.38x.73 in. .89 lbs.

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