Cuba, Or, The Pursuit of Freedom

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Da Capo Press, 1998 - History - 1710 pages
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Now substantially updated, this volume describes and analyzes Cuba's history, from the English capture of Havana in 1762 through Spanish colonialism, American imperialism, from the Cuban Revolution to the Missile Crisis to Fidel Castro's defiant but precarious present state. Illustrations & maps.
  

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Contents

The English Expedition
1
The Spanish Colony
12
Sugar and Society
27
The Victors and the Creoles
42
Enter North America
61
The Challenge of Haiti
72
Rebellion in South America
85
The Everfaithful Isle
93
Moncada the Fight
835
Indian Summer
845
The Civic Dialogue
863
Castro in Mexico
876
The Granma and the Siena Maestra
894
Herbert Matthews goes to the Sierra
909
The Attack on the Palace
925
War in the Sierra MarchMay 1957
934

The World of Sugar
109
Coffee
128
The Planters
136
The Slave Merchants
156
The Slaves
168
The Decline of Slavery
184
CaptainsGeneral in Search of Wealth
193
The Politics of Abolitionism
200
Manifest Destiny
207
Annexationism
218
Reformism
233
The War of 1868 I
245
The War of 1868 II
254
The Spanish CounterRevolution
264
The Sugar Crisis of the 1880s
271
The End of Slavery
281
Jose Marti
293
The New America
310
The War of 1895
316
General Weyler
328
Cuba and US Public Opinion
339
The Maine
356
McKinley and the War
367
The SpanishAmerican War
381
San Juan Hill and Santiago
390
End of Empire
402
Cuba Prostrate
417
The Proconsuls I General Brooke
436
The Proconsuls II General Wood
444
The US Stake in Cuba 18991902
463
Don Tomas
471
The Second Intervention Magoon
481
Cuba in 7909
497
Gomez and the Good Life
504
The Negro Protest
514
Menocal
525
Sugar 190620
536
The Dance of the Millions
544
The Sugar Troubles of the
557
Zayas
564
Machado I
569
Machado II
586
Sumner Welles
605
The Fall of Machado
615
The MiddleClass Government
626
The Sergeants Revolution
634
Graus Girondin Revolution
650
The Battle of the Hotel Nacional
658
The November Revolt
666
The CounterRevolution
678
Batista and the Puppet Presidents
691
Batista and the Communists
706
The Constitution of 1940
716
Batista the Democratic President
724
Grau
737
Prio el Presidente de la Cordialidad3
759
The Fall of Prio
775
Batista II
789
Fidel Castro Childhood and Youth
803
Moncada the Idea
824
The US enters the Controversy
942
Miami and Santiago
950
The Naval Mutiny at Cienfuegos
961
The Arms Embargo
974
The Strike of 9 April
988
Batistas Big Push of May 1958
996
The Collapse
1005
How Batista Fell
1020
Springs of Victory
1037
Castro and the Americas in 1959
1048
LIllusion Lyrique
1065
First Shadows
1078
The Island
1093
The Class Structure of Cuba
1108
Black Cuba
1117
The Church
1127
Education
1131
Sugar
1138
Tobacco and other Industries
1158
The Economy Labour
1173
The Economy the Central Neurosis
1180
Castro in America
1193
Agrarian Reform Politics and Crisis
1215
The Eclipse of the Liberals
1234
A Sword is Drawn
1255
The End of Capitalist Cuba
1272
The US Prepares for Battle
1300
Cuba Socialista I
1312
Cuba Socialista II
1339
Battle of Cochinos Bay
1355
Between the Crises
1372
The Missile Crisis I
1385
The Missile Crisis II
1395
The Missile Crisis III
1406
The Utopians
1423
The Ten Million Ton Harvest and its Implications
1436
The New Men
1445
The Guardians
1453
New Friends and Old
1474
The Pursuit of Freedom
1483
AFTERWORD
1495
The Cuban Oligarchy
1510
Cuban Governors and Presidents
1522
Who were the Cuban Indians?
1525
Kennions Slave Concession
1544
Estimated Cuban Slave Imports
1546
Outfit of a Slam Ship 1825
1548
Slave Ships from Havana 1825
1549
Affidavit of Lieutenant Nott
1551
Chinese Imports to Cuba 184773
1555
The Last Slave Journey across the Atlantic 1865
1557
The Attack on Moncada and Bayamo
1560
The State of Agriculture in 1959
1562
Cuban and World Sugar Production 17701970
1574
World Raw Sugar Prices 19001962
1579
Glossary
1583
Bibliographical Note
1587
General Bibliography
1593
Index
1615
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Hugh Thomas is the author of The Spanish Civil War, Conquest: Montezuma, CortÚs, and the Fall of Old Mexico, and, most recently, The Slave Trade.

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