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

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2001 - History - 199 pages
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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 his
  

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Contents

1 Where Winds Gather
14
2 Coming into Being
37
3 A Time of Tempests
57
4 When Winds Disturb the Surface
83
5 Bending to the Force of the Wind
109
6 Between the Storms
139
Notes
157
Bibliographical Essay
187
Index
197
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Louis A. Perez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of many award-winning books, including"On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture" and "To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society" (both from the University of North Carolina Press).

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