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

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


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313316906
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2003
Series: Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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


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


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