The History of Cuba

Editor/Author Staten, Clifford L.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-61-069841-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Pending
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This historical overview connects significant events from Cuba's past with the country's current social and political changes. Author Clifford L. Staten reviews the changing landscape of Cuba and explores subjects such as the relationship between the domestic and international political economy of Cuba; the successes and failures of Castro's revolution; the importance of the U.S. role in Cuban politics and commerce; and the problems associated with an agricultural fiscal structure based upon sugar.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Timeline of Historical Events
  • 1 Cuba and Its People
  • 2 Colonialism, Sugar, and Nationalism: Cuba to 1868
  • 3 The Wars of Independence and U.S. Occupation: 1868 to 1902
  • 4 U.S. Dominance, the Failure of Reform, and the Rise of Batista: 1902 to 1952
  • 5 The Fall of Batista: 1952 to 1959
  • 6 Revolution, the New Socialist Man, and Cold War: 1959 to 1970
  • 7 Economic Change, Institutionalization, Internationalism, and the Cold War: 1970 to the End of the Cold War
  • 8 Post–Cold War Cuba to Fidel's Farewell
  • 9 Cuba in Transition
  • Notable People in the History of Cuba
  • Bibliographic Essay