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The Resource Cuba : an American history, Ada Ferrer

Cuba : an American history, Ada Ferrer

Label
Cuba : an American history
Title
Cuba
Title remainder
an American history
Statement of responsibility
Ada Ferrer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrer, Ada
Dewey number
972.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
F1776
LC item number
.F397 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • United States
Label
Cuba : an American history, Ada Ferrer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I. Dispatches from the first America -- II. A colony worth a kingdom -- III. An empire for slavery -- IV. ¡Cuba Livre! -- V. American interregnum -- VI. Strange republic -- VII. Republic, take two -- VIII. Origin stories -- IX. The revolution begins now! -- X. Confrontation -- XI. Hearts and minds -- XII. Departures
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of numbered plates (1-23, 1-20)
Isbn
9781501154553
Lccn
2021020533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1201297885
Label
Cuba : an American history, Ada Ferrer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I. Dispatches from the first America -- II. A colony worth a kingdom -- III. An empire for slavery -- IV. ¡Cuba Livre! -- V. American interregnum -- VI. Strange republic -- VII. Republic, take two -- VIII. Origin stories -- IX. The revolution begins now! -- X. Confrontation -- XI. Hearts and minds -- XII. Departures
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of numbered plates (1-23, 1-20)
Isbn
9781501154553
Lccn
2021020533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1201297885

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