Cuba: A Global Studies Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Ted A. Henken
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  • ISBN-10: 1851099859
  • ISBN-13: 9781851099856
  • DDC: 972.9106
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 578 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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CUBA: A GLOBAL STUDIES HANDBOOK offers a revealing look at a nation that, in its ongoing pursuit of freedom, has been a colonial pawn, a neocolonial paradise for corrupt politicians and dictators, an alluring vacation destination, a defiant Communist holdout and embarrassing thorn in the side of the powerful United States. Drawing heavily on his own research and experiences on the island, the author follows Cuba's political, economic, and sociocultural development from the pre-Columbian period to the present with an emphasis on the revolutionary period. The book's reference section includes alphabetically organized entries on important people, places, and historical events, as well as shorter sections on Cuban Spanish, national traditions and holidays, cuisines, and important organizations. Also featured is a chart tracing the development of Cuban popular music and a listener's guide to some of the best available recordings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Titles in ABC-CLIO's.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor's Foreword.
1: Geography and History.
2: Geography.
3: History.
4: Economics and Development.
5: Institutions.
6: Culture and Society.
7: Faith and Family.
8: National Identity and Frustrated Nationalism—CubanÍa and Intransigencia.
9: Race and Sexuality—Between Progress and Paternalism.
10: Cuban-Americans—from Exiles to Immigrants.
11: Cuban Music.
12: Revolutionary Cuban Cinema.
13: Cuban Literature—the Avant-Garde vs. the Vanguard.
14: Key Events in Cuban History.
15: Significant People, Places, and Events.
16: Cuban Language, Food, Etiquette, and Holidays.
17: Directory of Cuba-Related Organizations, On-Line Publications, and Websites.
18: Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.