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Cuba : a country study

Author: Rex A Hudson; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2002.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-152.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Government publications
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cuba.
(OCoLC)605892176
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rex A Hudson; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
ISBN: 0844410454 9780844410456
OCLC Number: 48876647
Notes: "Research completed April 2001."
Supercedes the 1987 ed. of Cuba : a country study, edited by James D. Rudolph.
Description: lxxxii, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The early years, 1492-1520. The indigenous peoples ; Spanish conquest and colonization --
The colonial period, 1520-1898. Administration and economy ; Life and society ; The British occupation, 1762-63 ; Sugar, prosperity, and unrest in the nineteenth century --
Toward independence, 1868-1902. The Ten Years' War, 1968-78 ; José Martí́ and the war for independence, 1895-1902 ; United States involvement --
The republic, 1902-59. The Platt Amendment Years, 1902-34 ; An attempt at revolution, 1933-34 ; The failure of reformism, 1944-52 ; Background to revolution, 1952-59 --
The Cuban revolution, 1959-. Fidel Castro takes charge ; Revolutionary adventurism and institutionalization --
Problems and prospects in the post-Soviet era --
Physical and natural setting. Principal geographic features ; Topography and drainage ; Climate and precipitation --
Environmental trends. Economic policy and regulatory environment ; Land use ; Agriculture ; Water policies ; Forestry ; Mining ; Urban and industrial pollution ; Environmental consequences of the special period, 1990-2000 --
Demography. Population ; Demographic transition ; Migration --
Racial composition --
Prerevolutionary society --
Social mobility and income distribution --
Mass organizations and socialization. Committee for the defense of the revolution ; Women's and youth organizations ; Other mass organizations ; The military ; The family institution --
Religion. The Roman Catholic church ; Afro-Christian rites ; Other religions ; Religion in the special period ; Social consequences of the papal visit of January 1998 --
Health --
Education --
Social consequences of the special period. Health and education ; The social safety net ; Employment policies ; Remittances and closer bonds with the émigré community ; Tourism --
Outlook --
Performance of the economy. Background ; The economic crisis of the 1990s ; Economic reforms --
Structure of the economy. Background ; Key economic sectors ; Labor ; The second economy --
Foreign economic relations. Background, 1960-90 ; Foreign trade and finance ; Investment --
Economic outlook --
Institutional structure. The constitution ; National Assembly of People's Power ; Council of State ; Council of Ministers ; Courts ; Provincial and local government ; National and local elections --
Communist party of Cuba. Fourth and fifth party congresses ; Political bureau and central committee ; Party organization, membership, and role --
Mass organizations --
Civil organizations. Religion and state ; Nongovernmental organizations ; Human rights and opposition groups --
Mass media --
Political processes. Emerging political leaders ; Political aspects of the security and military forces ; The widening of public space --
Foreign relations --
Outlook --
Background of the revolutionary armed forces, 1959-91. Institutional consolidation in the 1960s ; The era of "internationalism," 1970-91 --
Ministry of the revolutionary armed forces. Organizational changes of 1989 ; Challenges faced by the institution in the 1990s --
The military in the government and party --
Constitutional provisions and treaty obligations --
The United States naval station at Guantá́namo Bay --
The revolutionary armed forces. Doctrine of the War of All the People ; Territorial troops militia ; Civil defense ; Revolutionary army ; Antiaircraft defense and revolutionary air force ; Revolutionary navy ; Conscription and personnel resources ; Professional training and education ; Ranks, insignia, and uniforms ; Relations with Russia ; Relations with other armed forces --
Ministry of interior. Leadership and organization ; Special troops ; Border guard troops ; National revolutionary police ; Intelligence directorate --
Crime and punishment. General crime trends ; Drug trafficking and narcotics-related problems ; The problem of illegal emigration and refugee smuggling ; Human rights and political prisoners ; Penal system --
Outlook.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-152.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Rex A. Hudson.
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