Cuba: A History

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Beginning With The Pre-hispanic Period, Moving On To Cuba's Struggle To Maintain The Revolution In The Years Following The Collapse Of The Soviet Union, And Finally Ending With Fidel Castro's Decision To Step Down In 2008, This Slim Volume Provides The Reader With An Overview Of The History Of The Tiny Caribbean Island That So Often Has Been At The Center Of World Politics. From The Original Inhabitants To Slave Plantations -- (the Cuban Archipelago And The Indigenous Population -- Conquest And Colonization -- The Criollo Economy And Society -- Emergence And Evolution Of The Plantation System -- Reform, Annexation And Slavery) -- The Wars Of Independence -- (the Ten Years' War (1868-78) -- The Period Between The Wars -- The War Of 1895) -- Republic And Sovereignty -- (the First Period Of Us Intervention -- From Tom̀s Estrada Palma To Gerardo Machado -- An Absolutely Necessary Decade) -- Prelude To And Beginning Of The Revolution -- The Struggle Over The Constitution -- The Authentic Party In Power -- The Batista Dictatorship And The Insurrectional Struggle) -- The Revolutionary Government -- (the Transition To Socialism -- Creating A Socialist State -- The Search For A Cuban Model Of Socialism) -- From Institutionalization To The Special Period -- (the Institutionalization Of The Revolution -- Rectification -- The Special Period -- The Battle Of Ideas). Sergio Guerra Vilaboy, Oscar Loyola Vega ; [translated By Mary Todd]. Includes Bibliographical References.

Author : Guerra, Sergio.

Publisher : Ocean Press Turnaround [distributor]

Published Year : 2010

Format : print - Paperback, 120 pages

Subject : History, F1776 .G87 2010, 972.91

Language : English

Dimensions : 110 p. ; 20 cm.

ISBN : 0980429242

ISBN13 : 9780980429244