The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) (Paperback)
Tracking Cuban history from 1492 to the present, The Cuba Reader includes more than one hundred selections that present myriad perspectives on Cuba's history, culture, and politics. The volume foregrounds the experience of Cubans from all walks of life, including slaves, prostitutes, doctors, activists, and historians. Combining songs, poetry, fiction, journalism, political speeches, and many other types of documents, this revised and updated second edition of The Cuba Reader contains over twenty new selections that explore the changes and continuities in Cuba since Fidel Castro stepped down from power in 2006. For students, travelers, and all those who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Florida, The Cuba Reader is an invaluable introduction.
Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History at Salem State University. Barry Carr is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Alfredo Prieto is an independent researcher and editor. Pamela Maria Smorkaloff lives and writes in Mexico City.