Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jan 1, 2011 - History - 301 pages
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In Jaime Suchlicki’s engaging style, Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond provides a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the Cuba of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In addition to its concise narrative history, CUBA details the current political climate, economy, and the regime’s future. Suchlicki discusses the domestic and international events that have affected this island nation in recent years. This highly readable history is perfect for students, travelers, and anyone else who seeks to understand more about Cuba and its people.
 

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION
ITHE COLONIAL YEARS
1THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE
2ENTER THE SPANIARDS
3THE EMERGING COLONY
4THE FOREIGN CHALLENGE
5THE RISE OF KING SUGAR
IITOWARD INDEPENDENCE
11BACKGROUND TO REVOLUTION
IVCASTRO IN COMMAND
12CASTROS REVOLUTION
13THE DECADE OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION
THE EIGHTIES AND NINETIES
15YEARS OF CRISIS
16PREPARING FOR SUCCESSION
17BEYOND CASTRO

6THE GOLDEN CENTURY
7THE EVERFAITHFUL COLONY REBELS
IIITHE SEEDS OF REVOLUTION
8THE PLATT AMENDMENT REPUBLIC
9THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION
10THE FAILURE OF REFORMISM
CHRONOLOGY 14922001
SUGGESTED READING
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Jaime Suchlicki, one of the leading scholars of Latin America, has taught Mexican and Cuban history for more than thirty years. Formerly executive director of the North-South Center at the University of Miami, he is now Bacardi Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies. He formerly edited the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs and has had a number of advisory positions in public and private sectors. He is author of University Students and Revolution in Cuba and Cuba From Columbus to Castro.

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