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 ideologybetween liberal constructs of patria and radical formulations of nationalityis fully investigated as a source of both national tension and competing notions of liberty, equality, and justice. Author Louis A. Pérez, 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.
New to this Edition
· Features the latest research on Cuba, integrating the developments of the last two decades into the larger narrative flow of Cuban history
· Places the circumstances of daily life in historical context and discusses their contemporary significance
· Offers a fully revised and updated political chronology
· Condenses and expands the extensive bibliography where necessary, highlighting the scholarship of the past decade