Spanning the history of the island from pre-Columbian times to the present, this highly acclaimed survey examines Cuba's political and economic development within the context of its international relations and continuing struggle for self-determination. The dualism that emerged in Cuban ideology-between liberal constructs of patria and radical formulations of nationality-is fully investigated as a source of both national tension and competing notions of liberty, equality, and justice. Author Louis A. Perez, Jr., integrates local and provincial developments with issues of class, race, and gender to give students a full and fascinating account of Cuba's history, focusing on its struggle for nationality.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 234 x 178 x 22 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition
This is the best overview of the modern history of Cuba. Perez is the most informed and articulate scholar of Cuba in the world, as far as I am concerned. * Dale Graden, University of Idaho
Perez has a deep knowledge of the subject matter and moves easily from one historical period to the next. The text is very effective because of Perez's easy-to-follow narrative, meticulous knowledge of Cuban affairs, and engaging style. * Jorge Chimea, Wayne State University