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Cuba : the pursuit of freedom

Author: Hugh Thomas
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomas
ISBN: 0060142596 9780060142599
OCLC Number: 137722
Description: xxiv, 1696 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : With Albemarle to Havana, 1762 --
The English expedition --
The Spanish colony --
Sugar and society --
The victors and the Creoles --
Enter North America --
The challenge of Haiti --
Rebellion in South America --
The ever faithful isle --
The world of sugar --
Coffee --
The planters --
The slave merchants --
The slaves --
The decline of slavery --
Captains-general in search of wealth --
The politics of abolitionism --
Manifest destiny --
Annexationism --
Reformism --
The War of 1868 --
The Spanish counter-revolution --
The sugar crisis of the 1880s --
The end of slavery --
Jose Marti --
The new America --
The War of 1895 --
General Weyler --
Cuba and U.S. public opinion --
The Maine --
McKinley and the war --
The Spanish-American War --
San Juan Hill and Santiago --
End of empire --
Cuba prostrate --
The proconsuls 1 : General Brooke --
The proconsuls 2 : General Wood --
The U.S. stake in Cuba, 1899-1902 --
Don Tomas --
The second intervention : Magoon --
Cuba in 1909 --
Gomez and the good life --
The Negro protest --
Menocal --
Sugar, 1906-20 --
The dance of the millions --
The sugar troubles of the 1920s --
Zayas --
Machado --
Sumner Welles --
The fall of Machado. The middle class government --
The Sergeants' Revolution --
Grau's Girondin Revolution --
The Battle of the Hotel Nacional --
The November Revolt --
The counter-revolution --
Batista and the puppet presidents --
Batista and the Communists --
The constitution of 1940 --
Batista : the democratic president --
Grau --
Prio el presidente de la cordialidad --
The fall of Prio --
Batista : 2 --
Fidel Castro : childhood and youth --
Moncada : the idea --
Moncada : the fight --
Indian summer --
The civic dialogue --
Castro in Mexico --
The Granma and the Sierra Maestra --
Herbert Matthews goes to the Sierra --
The attack on the palace --
War in the Sierra (March-May 1957) --
The U.S. enters the controversy --
Miami and Santiago --
The naval mutiny at Cienfuegos --
The arms embargo --
The strike of 9 April --
Batista's Big Push of May 1958 --
The collapse --
How Batista fell --
Springs of victory --
Castro and the Americas in 1959 --
L'illusion lyrique --
First shadows --
The island --
The class structure of Cuba --
Black Cuba --
The church --
Education --
Sugar --
Tobacco and other industries. The economy : labour --
The economy : the central neurosis --
Castro in America --
Agrarian reform : politics and crisis --
The eclipse of the liberals --
A sword is drawn --
The end of capitalist Cuba --
The U.S. prepares for battle --
Cuba socialista --
Battle of Cochinos Bay --
Between the crises --
The missle crisis --
The Utopians --
The Ten Million Ton Harvest and its implications --
The new men --
The guardians --
New friends and old --
The pursuit of freedom --
Appendices. The Cuban oligarchy --
Cuban governors and presidents --
Who were the Cuban Indians? --
Kennion's slave concession --
Estimated Cuban slave imports --
Outfit of a slave ship, 1825 --
Slave ships from Havana, 1825 --
Affidavit of Lieutenant Nott --
Chinese imports to Cuba, 1847-73 --
The last slave journey across the Atlantic, 1865 --
The attack on Moncada and Bayamo --
The state of agriculture in 1959 --
Cuban and world sugar production, 1770-1970 --
World raw sugar prices, 1900-1962 --
Glossary --
General bibliography.
Other Titles: Pursuit of freedom.
Responsibility: Hugh Thomas.

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