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Cuba : an American history

Author: Ada Ferrer
Publisher: New York, NY ; London : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc., 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"In Cuba, the passing of Fidel Castro from this world and of Raúl Castro from power have raised urgent questions about the island's political future. In the United States, Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, the reversal of that policy during Donald Trump's administration, and Joseph Biden's apparent willingness to reinitiate open relations have made the nature of the historic relationship between the two nations a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferrer, Ada.
Cuba
New York : Scribner, 2021
(DLC) 2021020534
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada Ferrer
ISBN: 9781501154553 1501154559
OCLC Number: 1201297885
Description: xi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of numbered plates ; illustrations (some color), maps, 24 cm
Contents: I. Dispatches from the first America --
II. A colony worth a kingdom --
III. An empire for slavery --
IV. ¡Cuba Livre! --
V. American interregum --
VI. Strange republic --
VII. Republic, take two --
VIII. Origin stories --
IX. The revolution begins now! --
X. Confrontation --
XI. Hearts and minds --
XII. Departures.
Responsibility: Ada Ferrer.

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"In Cuba, the passing of Fidel Castro from this world and of Raúl Castro from power have raised urgent questions about the island's political future. In the United States, Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, the reversal of that policy during Donald Trump's administration, and Joseph Biden's apparent willingness to reinitiate open relations have made the nature of the historic relationship between the two nations a subject of debate once more. In both countries, the time is ripe for a new reckoning with Cuba's history and its relationship to the United States. Now, award-winning historian Ada Ferrer delivers an ambitious and moving chronicle of more than five hundred years of Cuban history, reconceived and written for a moment when history itself seems up for grabs. Starting on the eve of the arrival of Columbus and ending with the 2020 US presidential election, Cuba: An American History provides us with a front-row seat as we witness the evolution of modern Cuba, with its dramatic history of conquest and colonization, of slavery and freedom, of independence and revolutions made and unmade. Throughout, Ferrer explores the sometimes surprising, often troubled intimacy between Cuba and its neighbor to the north, documenting not only the influence of the United States on Cuba but also the many ways Cuba has been a recurring presence in US affairs. This, then, is a story of Cuba that will also give American readers unexpected insights into the history of their own country. Filled with rousing stories and characters, and drawing on over thirty years of research in Cuba, Spain, and the United States-as well as the author's own extensive travel in Cuba over the same period-this is a stunning and monumental history of Cuba like no other"--

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"The heroes of Ada Ferrer's narrative are the island's nationalists and reformers. . . . [She] reveals a relationship that is deeper and more troubled than it may appear. . . . Yet readers will close Read more...

 
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