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José Martí: A Revolutionary Life

by Alfred J. López

José Martí (1853-1895) was the founding hero of Cuban independence. In all of modern Latin American history, arguably only the "Great Liberator" Simón Bolívar rivals Martí in stature and legacy. Beyond...


After Fidel

by Brian Latell

This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the...


Spain and the Abolition of Slavery in Cuba, 1817-1886

by Arthur F. Crowin

This book explores the abolition of African slavery in Spanish Cuba from 1817 to 1886-from the first Anglo-Spanish agreement to abolish the slave trade until the removal from Cuba of the last vestige of black...


Sab and Autobiography

by Gertrudis Gómez d Avellaneda y Arteaga & Nina M. Scott

Eleven years before Uncle Tom's Cabin fanned the fires of abolition in North America, an aristocratic Cuban woman told an impassioned story of the fatal love of a mulatto slave for his white owner's daughter....


Vendetta!: Fidel Castro and the Kennedy Brothers

by William B. Breuer

1960. As the Cold War reaches its height, so does postwar prosperity, and the American people celebrate their optimism by electing as president the young, charismatic John F. Kennedy. Just 90 miles from the...


Cuban Youth and Revolutionary Values: Educating the New Socialist Citizen

by Denise F. Blum

Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Havana's secondary schools, Cuban Youth and Revolutionary Values is a remarkable ethnography, charting the government's attempts to transform a future generation of citizens....


Cuba and the United States: Intervention and Militarism, 1868-1933

by José M. Hernández

When Cuba threw off the yoke of Spanish rule at the end of the nineteenth century, it did so with the help of another foreign power, the United States. Thereafter, the United States became involved in Cuban...


Cuban Anarchism: The History of a Movement

by Frank Fernández & Charles Bufe

This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis...


The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

by John Paul Rathbone

"Fascinating...A richly detailed portrait." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Julio Lobo was the wealthiest man in prerevolutionary Cuba. He had a life fit for Hollywood:...


State Capitalism and World Revolution

by C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya & Grace Lee Boggs

Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality...


Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause

by Tom Gjelten

In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining...


United States-Cuban Relations: A Critical History

by Esteban Morales Dominguez & Gary Prevost

United States-Cuban Relations breaks new ground in its treatment of this long and tumultuous relationship by arguing that U.S. policy toward the island is not driven primarily by the political position of the...


Cuba Lost and Found

by Edward J. Neyra

From 1990 to 2000, the Hispanic population increased nearly 60 percent and is one of the nation's largest minority group

In 1962, eleven–year–old Edward Neyra left his homeland of Cuba as part of a secret operation...


Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War

by Hector Amaya

Hector Amaya advances into new territory in Latin American and U.S. cinema studies in this innovative analysis of the differing critical receptions of Cuban film in Cuba and the United States during the Cold...


Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba

by Rochelle Spencer

Tourism in Cuba – described by Fidel Castro as 'the evil we have to have' – has been regarded both with ambivalence, and as a crucial aspect of development and poverty alleviation. The result is a remarkable...


Guantánamo

by Jonathan M. Hansen

An on-the-ground history of American empire

Say the word "Guantánamo" and orange jumpsuits, chain-link fences, torture, and indefinite detention come to mind. To critics the world over, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,...


The Dominican Republic and the Beginning of a Revolutionary Cycle in the Spanish Caribbean: 1861-1898

by Álvarez-López

In this book, Álvarez-López details the history of revolution in the Dominican Republic, an infant independent nation struggling to preserve its political independence from Haiti and from the expansionist...


Haiti: The God of Tough Places, the Lord of Burnt Men

by Richard Frechette

As a priest and a physician, Father Richard Frechette has carried out his double ministry in Haiti over the past twenty-five years in settings of extreme poverty, violence, social upheaval, and natural disasters....


Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba

by Ivor L. Miller & Bassey E. Bassey

In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and...


The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro's Classmates from Revolution to Exile

by Patrick Symmes

From the author of Chasing Che, here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in...