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Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture

Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture (Hardback)

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Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 82 distinguished scholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present. This wonderfully comprehensive two-volume set also tells the stories of Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Over 700 entries are presented in 12 topical chapters: * National Symbols * Geography, the Environment, and Urbanization * History: The Colonial Period (Pre-Columbian Era to 1901) * History: The Republican Period (1902-1958) * History and Government: The Revolutionary Period (1959-) * Contemporary Economy and Society * Literature and the Social Sciences * Performing Arts * Plastic Arts * Popular Culture and Religion * Sports * The Cuban Diaspora Also included are a chronology, more than 200 illustrations (many in color), photographs, maps, tables, graphs, historical and legal documents, U.S. laws relating to Cuba, information on governors and presidents, and information on Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Cuba is a unique, thorough, and impartial reference set, ideal for high school and university students, scholars, and the general public alike.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studiesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9781573563345  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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LUIS MARTINEZ-FERNANDEZ is Director of the Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of several books, including Torn between Empires: Economy Society and Patterns of Political Thought in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1840-1878 (1994), Fighting Slavery in the Caribbean: The Life and Times of a British Family in Nineteenth-Century Havana (1998), and Protestantism and Political Conflict in the Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Caribbean (2002). D. H. FIGUEREDO is the director of the Library and Media Center at Bloomfield College, New Jersey. He has published over 60 articles on Latin American studies in anthologies, book, and journals. He has also published four children's books and several short stories that have been included in anthologies such as Short Stories International. He is a frequent contributor to the Multicultural Review and Booklist. LOUIS A. PEREZ JR. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on Cuban history, among them Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution (1995) and On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, & Culture (2001). LUIS GONZALEZ is president of Gonzalez & Associates, a literary agency. He has contributed to numerous reference works during more than 15 years in publishing. He was project manager of the critically acclaimed work Scientific American: Triumph of Discovery.

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