Cuba

Cuba

A Global Studies Handbook

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This fascinating work provides an enlightening guided tour of the island of Cuba's historical, political, economic, and sociocultural development from the pre-Columbian period to the present.


• A useful reference section provides a descriptive alphabetical listing of specific information on important people, places, and historical events, as well as sections on Cuban Spanish, etiquette, national habits and traditions, cuisine, holidays, and important organizations

• Includes a detailed chronology of Cuban history from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on the revolutionary triumph of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Castro's enduring Communist regime, and the economic crisis of the "special period" that began in Cuba in 1990


This fascinating work provides an enlightening guided tour of the island of Cuba's historical, political, economic, and sociocultural development from the pre-Columbian period to the present.



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Henken (sociology, Black and Hispanic studies, Baruch College, city U. of New York) provides narratives and references in this review of Cuban history, politics, and society. He reviews Cuba's geography and history, beginning with indigenous cultures and eventual colonization, up to its becoming a sovereign nation and a bastion of communism. He shows how industries developed and the society became increasingly hierarchical, the rise of the collectives and decentralization, and the return to centralization since 1996, the institutions of power, including those involved with defense and education, the culture, including faith, family and music. References include listings of key events and people, directories of organizations and an annotated bibliography. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A review of Cuban history, politics, and society includes a listing of key events and people, directories of organizations, and an annotated bibliography.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008
ISBN: 9781851099849
1851099840
9781851099856
1851099859
Branch Call Number: 972.91064 H389c
Characteristics: xxvii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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