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New Milford Public Library 972.91 FER (Text to phone) 34021147448761 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/13/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781501154553
  • ISBN: 1501154559
  • Physical Description: xi, 560 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of numbered plates ; illustrations (some color), maps, 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY ; Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc., 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Cuba > History.
Cuba > Foreign relations > United States.
United States > Foreign relations > Cuba.

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Cuba : An American History
Cuba : An American History
by Ferrer, Ada
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Cuba : An American History

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prologue: There and Herep. 1
IDispatches from the First America
1    Heaven and Hellp. 9
2    Key to the Indiesp. 23
3    Copper Virginp. 33
IIA Colony Worth a Kingdom
4    Havana for Floridap. 43
5    Most Favored Nationp. 57
6    Sugar's Revolutionp. 67
IIIAn Empire for Slavery
7    Adams's Applep. 81
8    Torture Plotsp. 97
9    Dreams of Dominionp. 107
10    Civil War Journeysp. 119
11    Slave, Soldier, Citizenp. 129
12    A Revolution for the Worldp. 139
VAmerican Interregnum
13    A War Renamedp. 157
14    Island Occupiedp. 167
VIStrange Republic
15    Empire of Sugarp. 185
16    City of Dreamsp. 195
17    Fratricidep. 207
18    Boom, Crash, Awakep. 217
VIIRepublic, Take Two
19    Authentic Massesp. 235
20    New Charterp. 249
21    Suitcasesp. 259
VIIIOrigin Stories
22    Centennial Spiritp. 275
23    Insurrectionary Linep. 289
24    The Mountains Risep. 299
IXThe Revolution Begins Now!
25    First Timep. 315
26    Radical Nonstopp. 335
27    Battlep. 353
28    Brinkp. 369
XIHearts and Minds
29    New People?p. 385
30    New Americans?p. 401
31    Other Cubas?p. 421
32    Special Yearsp. 435
33    Open and Shutp. 453
Epilogue: If Monuments Could Speakp. 467
Acknowledgmentsp. 471
Notesp. 475
Image Creditsp. 539
Indexp. 543

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